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Communities Also Named Alexander ...

We 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
    • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • 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
  • Castle Island
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • 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
  • Gunn
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • 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
  • Highridge
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • 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
  • Legal
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Rich Valley
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • 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
  • Rolling Heights
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Rolling Meadows
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Spruce Grove
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • 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
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Grove <5>
  • Stony Plain
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • 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
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stony Plain <5>
  • Sunrise Beach
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • 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
  • Sunset Point
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • 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
  • Yellowstone
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • 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

How Far From Alexander 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 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:

  • 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<6> 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<7> 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).<8>
  • 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).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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 '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- Alexander) to Point B.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 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>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.158 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.155 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.395 degrees.









 

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