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The location of Battle River









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Battle River.

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Battle River to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,693 miles [2,724.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,298 miles [10,135.6 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 7,066 miles [11,371.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,130 miles [8,255.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Battle River ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Battle River.

While the name Battle River is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Minnesota

Beltrami County

Our profile page for Battle River, Beltrami County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Beltrami County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Battle River   [Map]

Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Battle River ...

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.

Alliance   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast of Battle River   [Map]

Byemoor   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Coronation   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Fleet   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Forestburg   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Galahad   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Hartshorn   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Heart Lake   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Leo   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Throne   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Battle River. 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' (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- Battle River) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Battle River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.2314, Longitude: -111.9336     [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 Battle River 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 332.549 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.20 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.358 degrees.

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<7>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 Battle River 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.

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