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The location of Batter Junction









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Batter Junction.

This page contains two sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Batter Junction and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 149 miles [239.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Batter Junction to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,687 miles [2,715 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,332 miles [10,190.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,100 miles [11,426.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,159 miles [8,302.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Batter Junction ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Byemoor   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest of Batter Junction   [Map]

Coronation   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Dorothy   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Fleet   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Hartshorn   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Heart Lake   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Leo   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Richdale   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Rose Lynn   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Throne   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Batter Junction) 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 Batter Junction. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Batter Junction

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Batter Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.6358, Longitude: -111.8143     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Batter Junction to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.446 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.031 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.385 degrees.

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