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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Agatha.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Agatha to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Agatha to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Agatha to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 254 miles [408.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Agatha to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 95 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,413 miles [10,320.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,181 miles [11,556.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,224 miles [8,407.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Agatha ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Agatha.

While the name Agatha is unique within Alberta, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

California

Merced County

Our profile page for Agatha, Merced County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Merced County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Idaho

Nez Perce County

Our profile page for Agatha, Nez Perce County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the Southwest

Ohio

Jackson County

Our profile page for Agatha, Jackson County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Curious and Interesting Names Near Agatha ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bow Island   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South of Agatha   [Map]
Goat   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grassy Lake   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hays   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Juno   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Medicine Hat   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Redcliff   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Seven Persons   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sevenpersons   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Agatha. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Agatha. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Agatha) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Agatha. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.1337, Longitude: -111.2830     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Agatha have been estimated.

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Agatha to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.994 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.383 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.294 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Agatha could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Agatha, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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