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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bay Tree ...

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.

  • Bonanza
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonanza came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonanza
  • Cherry Point
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Point
  • Doe River
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doe River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doe River
  • Gordondale
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordondale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordondale
  • Seven (7) Mile Corner
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven (7) Mile Corner came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven (7) Mile Corner
  • Sweetwater
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
  • Tomslake
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomslake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomslake
  • Tower Lake
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)

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

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 299 miles [481.2 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Bay Tree to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 2,024 miles [3,257.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 4 days, a buggy would take 79 days and walking would take 115 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,205 miles [9,986 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 6,964 miles [11,207.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,129 miles [8,254.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<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 from Point A (ie- Bay Tree) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay Tree. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.8167, Longitude: -119.9000    
<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 Bay Tree 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 339.057 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.825 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.154 degrees.









 

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