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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ankerton ...

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.

  • Alliance
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alliance
  • Daysland
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Forestburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Galahad
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galahad
  • Meeting Creek
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • New Norway
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
  • Red Willow
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)

How Far From Ankerton to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Ankerton and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 74 miles [119.1 km]<2> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Ankerton to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,710 miles [2,752 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,275 miles [10,098.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,042 miles [11,333 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,115 miles [8,231.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Footnotes ...

<1>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ankerton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ankerton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.7280, Longitude: -112.3263    
<3>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.
<4>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 Ankerton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.868 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.605 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.527 degrees.









 

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