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The location of Alexander









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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<1> beginning in Alexander and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Alexander to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,238 miles [10,039.1 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 7,004 miles [11,271.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Alexander ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Alexander.

While the name Alexander is unique within Alberta, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alberta

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Alabama

Sumter County

Our profile page for Alexander, Sumter County

This community is historic.<7>

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

Arkansas

Greene County

Our profile page for Alexander, Greene County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Saline County

Our profile page for Alexander, Saline County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,683 miles [2,708.5 km] to the Southeast.

Colorado

Lake County

Our profile page for Alexander, Lake County

This community is historic.

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

Georgia

Burke County

Our profile page for Alexander, Burke County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,122 miles [3,415 km] to the East Southeast.

Paulding County

Our profile page for Alexander, Paulding County

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

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

Idaho

Caribou County

Our profile page for Alexander, Caribou County   [Map]

Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the South.

Illinois

Kane County

Our profile page for Alexander, Kane County

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

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

Morgan County

Our profile page for Alexander, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,477 miles [2,377 km] to the East Southeast.

Iowa

Franklin County

Our profile page for Alexander, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Douglas County

Our profile page for Alexander, Douglas County

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

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

Rush County

Our profile page for Alexander, Rush County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,257 miles [2,022.9 km] to the Southeast.

Kentucky

Allen County

Our profile page for Alexander, Allen County

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

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

Fulton County

Our profile page for Alexander, Fulton County

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

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

Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Alexander, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,128 miles [3,424.7 km] to the East.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Alexander   [Map]

Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Michigan

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Alexander, Chippewa County

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

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

Crawford County

Our profile page for Alexander, Crawford County

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

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

Mississippi

Issaquena County

Our profile page for Alexander, Issaquena County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km] to the Southeast.

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Alexander, Elko County

This community is historic.

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

New York

Genesee County

Our profile page for Alexander, Genesee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Alexander, Buncombe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,951 miles [3,139.8 km] to the East Southeast.

North Dakota

McKenzie County

Our profile page for Alexander, McKenzie County   [Map]

Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Southeast.

Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Alexander, Athens County

This community is historic.

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

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Alexander, Cuyahoga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,712 miles [2,755.2 km] to the East Southeast.

South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Alexander, Pickens County

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

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

Texas

Erath County

Our profile page for Alexander, Erath County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km] to the South Southeast.

West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Alexander, Upshur County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the East Southeast.

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

Carbondale   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East of Alexander   [Map]

Castle Island   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]

Gunn   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]

Highridge   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Legal   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rich Valley   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Rolling Heights   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Rolling Meadows   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Spruce Grove   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]

Stony Plain   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]

Sunrise Beach   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Sunset Point   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Yellowstone   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]

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.

Greg Polis

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 an age of 67. He was buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Westlock [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Alexander

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Polis<9>

John M. 'Red' Pollard

Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at an age of 71. He was buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island) [Map].

Edmonton [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Alexander

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard

Hank Smith     (Born as Heinz Theodor Schmitz)

Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) [Map] on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at an age of 68.

Edmonton [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Alexander

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith

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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>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, 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     [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 Alexander 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 334.158 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.155 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.395 degrees.

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<7>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.

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<8>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.

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<9>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.

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