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Curious and Interesting Names Near Big Stone ...

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.

  • Cereal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cereal came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cereal
    • Cereal lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Big Stone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cereal
  • Chinook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chinook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chinook
    • Chinook lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Big Stone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chinook
  • Excel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excel came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excel
    • Excel lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Big Stone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excel
  • Jenner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenner came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenner
    • Jenner lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the south of Big Stone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenner<3>
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    • Pollockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollockville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollockville
      • Pollockville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollockville
    • Richdale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richdale
      • Richdale lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Big Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richdale
    • Rose Lynn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Lynn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Lynn
      • Rose Lynn lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Big Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Lynn
    • Steveville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steveville
      • Steveville lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Stone
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How Far From Big Stone 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 community such as Big Stone to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Big Stone and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 188 miles [302.6 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Big Stone to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,660 miles [2,671.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 95 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,346 miles [10,212.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,115 miles [11,450.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we have 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Big Stone) 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 Big Stone. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big Stone

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Stone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2000, Longitude: -111.2000    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Big Stone to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.949 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.427 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.06 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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