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Curious and Interesting Names Near Argentia Beach ...

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.

  • Crystal Springs
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
  • Fisher Home
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher Home came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher Home
  • Golden Days
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Days came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Days
  • Grandview
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Mission Beach
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Beach
  • Poplar Bay
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Silver Beach
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
  • Sundance Beach
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sundance Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance Beach

How Far From Argentia Beach 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 village such as Argentia Beach to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Argentia Beach to Edmonton, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,781 miles [2,866.2 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 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,286 miles [10,116.3 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 7,053 miles [11,350.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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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>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Argentia Beach) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Argentia Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.0500, Longitude: -114.0167    
<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 Argentia Beach 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 334.234 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.18 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.595 degrees.









 

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