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Communities Also Named Birch Cove ...

We have found one communities that share the name Birch Cove.

Within Alberta, the name Birch Cove is unique.

Beyond Alberta, there is another community also named Birch Cove in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Nova Scotia
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nova Scotia community of Birch Cove.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Birch Cove ...

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.

  • Castle Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Island
    • Castle Island lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the south of Birch Cove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Island
  • Cosmo
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmo
    • Cosmo lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the west of Birch Cove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cosmo
  • Freedom
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the north of Birch Cove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
  • Gunn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunn
    • Gunn lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Birch Cove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunn
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    • Highridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highridge
      • Highridge lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Birch Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highridge
    • Rich Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Valley
      • Rich Valley lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Birch Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Valley
    • Sunrise Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Beach
      • Sunrise Beach lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Birch Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Beach
    • Sunset Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Point
      • Sunset Point lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the south of Birch Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Point
    • Yellowstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowstone came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowstone
      • Yellowstone lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the south of Birch Cove
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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 Birch Cove. 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.

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    • Greg Polis     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Westlock (Alberta) on Tueday August 8, 1950 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday March 18, 2018 at the age of 67. He is buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Westlock is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Birch Cove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Polis<4>

How Far From Birch Cove 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 village such as Birch Cove to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<3> to the southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Birch Cove to Edmonton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,798 miles [2,893.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,237 miles [10,037.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,002 miles [11,268.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Birch Cove. 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 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Birch Cove 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.
<2>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.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Birch Cove) 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 Birch Cove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Birch Cove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Birch Cove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.9500, Longitude: -114.3667    
<4>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: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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 Birch Cove to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.522 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.579 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.672 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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