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Curious and Interesting Names Near Barons ...

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.

  • Champion
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion
  • Coaldale
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coaldale <2>
  • Diamond City
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond City
  • Iron Springs
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Springs came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Springs
  • Monarch
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
  • Picture Butte
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Vulcan
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
  • Woodhouse
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodhouse came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodhouse

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

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 246 miles [395.9 km]<3> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Barons to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,746 miles [2,809.9 km] to the east (E). Driving 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 6,459 miles [10,394.8 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 7,227 miles [11,630.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,282 miles [8,500.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Barons) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barons. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9833, Longitude: -113.0833    
<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 Barons 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 333.428 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.01 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.476 degrees.









 

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