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Bentley, Alberta

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The location of Bentley

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Bentley to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,782 miles [2,867.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,323 miles [10,175.9 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 7,090 miles [11,410.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,174 miles [8,326.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bentley ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Bentley.

While the name Bentley is unique within Alberta, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Hancock County

Our profile page for Bentley, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Fayette County

Our profile page for Bentley, Fayette County

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

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


Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Bentley, Pottawattamie County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the Southeast.


Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Bentley, Sedgwick County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km] to the Southeast.


Grant Parish

Our profile page for Bentley, Grant Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,806 miles [2,906.5 km] to the Southeast.


Baltimore County

Our profile page for Bentley, Baltimore County

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

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


Bay County

Our profile page for Bentley, Bay County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,483 miles [2,386.7 km] to the East Southeast.


Calhoun County

Our profile page for Bentley, Calhoun County

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

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

North Carolina

Alexander County

Our profile page for Bentley, Alexander County

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

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

North Dakota

Hettinger County

Our profile page for Bentley, Hettinger County   [Map]

Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the Southeast.


Mahoning County

Our profile page for Bentley, Mahoning County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Bentley, Trumbull County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km] to the East Southeast.


Atoka County

Our profile page for Bentley, Atoka County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,540 miles [2,478.4 km] to the Southeast.


Weston County

Our profile page for Bentley, Weston County   [Map]

Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bentley ...

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.

Birchcliff   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Bentley   [Map]

Gull Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Half Moon Bay   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Leedale   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Markerville   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Red Deer   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rosedale Valley   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Springbrook   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Sunbreaker Cove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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 Bentley. 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.

George Trenholm Allen

Professional hockey. He was born on Monday July 27, 1914 and died in Red Deer (Alberta) on Monday March 27, 2000 at an age of 85. He was buried at Alto Reste Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Red Deer [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Bentley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Trenholm Allen<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bentley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4671, Longitude: -114.0447     [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 Bentley 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 334.251 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.152 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.713 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 Bentley 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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<8>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 Bentley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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:

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