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Communities Also Named Bentley ...

We found fourteen communities that share the name Bentley.

Within Alberta, the name Bentley is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Hancock County
      • This Bentley is located in Hancock County and lies 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Bentley.
    • Indiana
      • Fayette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Bentley [Fayette County].
    • Iowa
      • Pottawattamie County
      • This Bentley is located in Pottawattamie County and lies 1,152 miles [1,854 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pottawattamie County community of Bentley.
    • Kansas
      • Sedgwick County
      • This Bentley is located in Sedgwick County and lies 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sedgwick County community of Bentley.
    • Louisiana
      • Grant Parish
      • This Bentley is located in Grant Parish and lies 1,806 miles [2,906.5 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant Parish community of Bentley.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Bentley [Baltimore County].
    • Michigan
      • Bay County
      • This Bentley is located in Bay County and lies 1,483 miles [2,386.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bay County community of Bentley.
    • Mississippi
      • Calhoun County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Bentley [Calhoun County].
    • North Carolina
      • Alexander County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Bentley [Alexander County].
    • North Dakota
      • Hettinger County
      • This Bentley is located in Hettinger County and lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hettinger County community of Bentley.
    • Ohio
      • Mahoning County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Mahoning County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mahoning County community of Bentley.
      • Trumbull County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Bentley [Trumbull County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Atoka County
      • This Bentley is located in Atoka County and lies 1,540 miles [2,478.4 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atoka County community of Bentley.
    • Wyoming
      • Weston County
      • This Bentley is located in Weston County and lies 717 miles [1,153.9 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weston County community of Bentley.

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 wonder 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)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birchcliff came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchcliff
  • Gull Lake
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Half Moon Bay
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Leedale
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leedale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leedale
  • Markerville
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markerville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Markerville <5>
  • Red Deer
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Rosedale Valley
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale Valley
  • Springbrook
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
  • Sunbreaker Cove
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunbreaker Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunbreaker Cove

How Far From Bentley to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 beginning in Bentley and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 77 miles [123.9 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Bentley to Edmonton, with an average speed<6>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) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,323 miles [10,175.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,090 miles [11,410.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,174 miles [8,326.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bentley. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bentley) to Point B.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    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.251 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.152 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.713 degrees.









 

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