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Communities Also Named Athlone ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Athlone.

Within Alberta, the name Athlone is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these eight communities, .

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Merced County
      • This Athlone is located in Merced County and lies 1,176 miles [1,892.6 km]<1> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athlone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Merced County community of Athlone.
    • Louisiana
      • Concordia Parish
      • This Athlone is located in Concordia Parish and lies 1,863 miles [2,998.2 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athlone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Concordia Parish community of Athlone.
    • Michigan
      • Monroe 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 Athlone [Monroe County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • 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 Newfoundland and Labrador community of Athlone.
    • North Carolina
      • Yancey 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 North Carolina community of Athlone [Yancey County].
    • Ohio
      • Butler County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Athlone [Butler County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Athlone.
    • Virginia
      • Rockingham County
      • This Athlone is located in Rockingham County and lies 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athlone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Athlone.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Athlone ...

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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Athlone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Carbondale
    • 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
    • Carbondale lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Athlone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
  • Gold Bar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Bar came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Bar
    • Gold Bar lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Bar
  • Hazeldean
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazeldean
    • Hazeldean lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazeldean
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hercules
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hercules came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hercules
      • Hercules lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hercules
    • Rolling Meadows
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows
    • Spruce Grove
      • 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
      • Spruce Grove lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Grove<5>
    • Virginia Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Park
      • Virginia Park lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Park
    • Woodland Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
      • Woodland Park lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Park

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Athlone. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • John Kordic     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Monday March 22, 1965 and died in Quebec City (Quebec) on Saturday August 8, 1992 at the age of 27. He is buried at St. Albert RC Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Athlone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kordic<6>
    • Oscar Herbert Kruger     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Saturday December 24, 1932 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday July 4, 2010 at the age of 77.
      • Edmonton is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Athlone.
      • Edmonton is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Athlone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Herbert Kruger<6>
    • John M. 'Red' Pollard     (Jockey)
      • Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at the age of 71. He is buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Edmonton is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Athlone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard<6>
    • Hank Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at the age of 68.
      • Edmonton is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Athlone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith<6>
    • Gordon Lynn Strate     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Tueday May 28, 1935 and died in Sherwood Park (Alberta) on Wednesday September 5, 2012 at the age of 77. He is buried at Glenwood Memorial Gardens (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Athlone.
      • Sherwood Park is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Athlone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon Lynn Strate<6>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Athlone and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies just to the south southeast (SSE).
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,764 miles [2,838.9 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Athlone to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 101 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 69 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,245 miles [10,050.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,011 miles [11,283.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,100 miles [8,207.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Athlone. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Athlone) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Athlone. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Athlone

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athlone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5891, Longitude: -113.5489    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Athlone 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>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 Athlone, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>If we have 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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.
<8>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 Athlone to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.859 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.799 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.186 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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