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Curious and Interesting Names Near Alcurve ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Blackfoot (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
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    • Blackfoot lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Alcurve
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  • Frog Lake (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
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    • Frog Lake lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alcurve
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frog Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Greenstreet (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
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    • Greenstreet lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Alcurve
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  • Lashburn (32 miles [51.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Little Fishing Lake (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
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    • Little Fishing Lake lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alcurve
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Fishing Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Marshall (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
  • Onion Lake (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
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    • Onion Lake lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Alcurve
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  • Paradise Hill (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
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    • Paradise Hill lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Alcurve
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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How Far From Alcurve 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 Alcurve to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Alcurve and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Alcurve to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 92 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,183 miles [9,950.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,951 miles [11,186.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,012 miles [8,066 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alcurve) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alcurve. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlcurveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alcurve. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5167, Longitude: -110.0500    
<2>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Alcurve to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.044 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.614 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.865 degrees.






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