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Albright, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Albright 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 Albright to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 268 miles [431.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Albright 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 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 2,007 miles [3,230 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 79 days and walking would take 114 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,235 miles [10,034.3 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 6,995 miles [11,257.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Albright ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Albright.

While the name Albright is unique within Alberta, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Clark County

Our profile page for Albright, Clark County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Lincoln County

Our profile page for Albright, Lincoln County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Wright County

Our profile page for Albright, Wright County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,311 miles [2,109.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Cascade County

Our profile page for Albright, Cascade County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Southeast.

Rosebud County

Our profile page for Albright, Rosebud County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the Southeast.


Douglas County

Our profile page for Albright, Douglas County

This community is historic.

Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Albright, Alamance County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Alamance County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Sumner County

Our profile page for Albright, Sumner County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sumner County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Albright, Preston County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,117 miles [3,407 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Albright ...

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.

Beaverlodge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Albright   [Map]

Bonanza   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Goodfare   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Gordondale   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Kelly Lake (BC)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sexsmith   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Spirit River   -   43 miles [69.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Tomslake (BC)   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albright. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.2667, Longitude: -119.5000     [Map].

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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 Albright 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 338.726 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.418 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.964 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 Albright 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 Albright, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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