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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ardrossan ...

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.

  • Beverly
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
  • Bon Accord
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Accord came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Accord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bon Accord <2>
  • Carbondale
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbondale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
  • Chipman
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chipman came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chipman
  • Cooking Lake
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Gold Bar
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Bar came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Bar
  • Half Moon Lake
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Moon Lake
    • Half Moon Lake has also been known as:
    • Half Moon Estates
  • Hazeldean
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Hercules
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hercules came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hercules
  • Rolly View
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolly View came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolly View
  • Virginia Park
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<3> beginning in Ardrossan and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Ardrossan to Edmonton, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,746 miles [2,809.9 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 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,239 miles [10,040.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,006 miles [11,275.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,092 miles [8,194.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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- Ardrossan) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ardrossan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5500, Longitude: -113.1333    
<4>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.
<5>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 Ardrossan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.523 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.416 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.915 degrees.









 

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