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Amesbury, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Amesbury to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,731 miles [2,785.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,133 miles [9,870.1 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 6,899 miles [11,102.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,994 miles [8,037.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Amesbury ...

While the name Amesbury is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Essex County

Our profile page for Amesbury, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,026 miles [3,260.5 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Amesbury ...

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.

Amber Valley   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southwest of Amesbury   [Map]

Blue Jay   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Calling Lake   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Calling River   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Grassland   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Imperial Mills   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Owl River   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Properity   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Spruce Valley   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Wandering River   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amesbury) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amesbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.0819, Longitude: -112.4967     [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 Amesbury 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 333.003 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.962 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.188 degrees.

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