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Communities Also Named Alexander ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Alexander.

Within Alberta, the name Alexander is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these 28 communities, one is located in Canada and the other 27 communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Sumter County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Sumter County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Alexander.
    • Arkansas
      • Greene County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Alexander [Greene County].
      • Saline County
      • This Alexander is located in Saline County and lies 1,683 miles [2,708.5 km]<3> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Alexander.
    • Colorado
      • Lake County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Lake County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Alexander.
    • Georgia
      • Burke County
      • This Alexander is located in Burke County and lies 2,122 miles [3,415 km]<3> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burke County community of Alexander.
      • Paulding County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Alexander [Paulding County].
    • Idaho
      • Caribou County
      • This Alexander is located in Caribou County and lies 776 miles [1,248.9 km]<3> to the south.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caribou County community of Alexander.
    • Illinois
      • Kane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Alexander [Kane County].
      • Morgan County
      • This Alexander is located in Morgan County and lies 1,477 miles [2,377 km]<3> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Alexander.
    • Iowa
      • Franklin County
      • This Alexander is located in Franklin County and lies 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km]<3> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Alexander.
    • Kansas
      • Douglas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Alexander [Douglas County].
      • Rush County
      • This Alexander is located in Rush County and lies 1,257 miles [2,022.9 km]<3> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rush County community of Alexander.
    • Kentucky
      • Allen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Alexander [Allen County].
      • Fulton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Alexander [Fulton County].
    • Maine
      • Washington County
      • This Alexander is located in Washington County and lies 2,128 miles [3,424.7 km]<3> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Alexander.
    • Manitoba
      • This Alexander lies 641 miles [1,031.6 km]<3> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
    • Michigan
      • Chippewa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Alexander [Chippewa County].
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Alexander [Crawford County].
    • Mississippi
      • Issaquena County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Alexander [Issaquena County].
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Elko County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elko County community of Alexander.
    • New York
      • Genesee County
      • This Alexander is located in Genesee County and lies 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km]<3> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Genesee County community of Alexander.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • This Alexander is located in Buncombe County and lies 1,951 miles [3,139.8 km]<3> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buncombe County community of Alexander.
    • North Dakota
      • McKenzie County
      • This Alexander is located in McKenzie County and lies 607 miles [976.9 km]<3> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKenzie County community of Alexander.
    • Ohio
      • Athens County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Athens County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Athens County community of Alexander.
      • Cuyahoga County
      • This Alexander is located in Cuyahoga County and lies 1,712 miles [2,755.2 km]<3> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cuyahoga County community of Alexander.
    • South Carolina
      • Pickens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Alexander [Pickens County].
    • Texas
      • Erath County
      • This Alexander is located in Erath County and lies 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km]<3> to the south southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erath County community of Alexander.
    • West Virginia
      • Upshur County
      • This Alexander is located in Upshur County and lies 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km]<3> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Upshur County community of Alexander.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alexander ...

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.

  • Carbondale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbondale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Alexander
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
  • Castle Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Island
    • Castle Island lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the west of Alexander
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Island
  • Gunn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunn
    • Gunn lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the west of Alexander
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunn
  • Highridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highridge
    • Highridge lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Alexander
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highridge
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Legal
    • Rich Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Valley
      • Rich Valley lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the west of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Valley
    • Rolling Heights
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Heights
      • Rolling Heights lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the south of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Heights
    • Rolling Meadows
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows
    • Spruce Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Grove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Grove
      • Spruce Grove lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Grove<5>
    • Stony Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Plain came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Plain
      • Stony Plain lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Plain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stony Plain<5>
    • Sunrise Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Beach
      • Sunrise Beach lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Beach
    • Sunset Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Point
      • Sunset Point lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Point
    • Yellowstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowstone came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowstone
      • Yellowstone lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellowstone

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Alexander. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • John Kordic     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Monday March 22, 1965 and died in Quebec City (Quebec) on Saturday August 8, 1992 at the age of 27. He is buried at St. Albert RC Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kordic<6>
    • Oscar Herbert Kruger     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Saturday December 24, 1932 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday July 4, 2010 at the age of 77.
      • Edmonton is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Alexander.
      • Edmonton is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Herbert Kruger<6>
    • Greg Polis     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Westlock (Alberta) on Tueday August 8, 1950 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday March 18, 2018 at the age of 67. He is buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Westlock is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Polis<6>
    • John M. 'Red' Pollard     (Jockey)
      • Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at the age of 71. He is buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Edmonton is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard<6>
    • Hank Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at the age of 68.
      • Edmonton is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith<6>
    • Gordon Lynn Strate     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Tueday May 28, 1935 and died in Sherwood Park (Alberta) on Wednesday September 5, 2012 at the age of 77. He is buried at Glenwood Memorial Gardens (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Alexander.
      • Sherwood Park is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the southeast of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon Lynn Strate<6>

How Far From Alexander to ...

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Alexander to Edmonton, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,779 miles [2,863 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,238 miles [10,039.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,004 miles [11,271.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Alexander, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 Alexander 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.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alexander) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alexander. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexander

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8034, Longitude: -113.9173    
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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.
<8>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 Alexander to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.158 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.155 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.395 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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