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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bircham ...

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.

  • Acme
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
    • Acme lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bircham
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  • Carbon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Bircham
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  • Gayford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayford
    • Gayford lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Bircham
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  • Nightingale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nightingale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nightingale
    • Nightingale lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Bircham
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    • Rockyford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockyford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockyford
      • Rockyford lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Bircham
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    • Rosebud
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebud came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebud
      • Rosebud lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bircham
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosebud<3>
    • Sunnyslope
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyslope
      • Sunnyslope lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Bircham
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    • Three Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Hills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Hills
      • Three Hills lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Bircham
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Three Hills<3>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 144 miles [231.7 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Bircham to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,756 miles [2,826 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,375 miles [10,259.6 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 7,142 miles [11,493.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,212 miles [8,387.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bircham) 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 Bircham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bircham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bircham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4500, Longitude: -113.4167    
<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>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 Bircham 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 333.729 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.475 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.465 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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