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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
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
  • Carbon
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
  • Gayford
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayford
  • Nightingale
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nightingale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nightingale
  • Rockyford
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockyford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockyford
  • Rosebud
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebud came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebud
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosebud <2>
  • Sunnyslope
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Three Hills
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Hills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Three Hills <2>
  • Twining
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Twining. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twining

How Far From Bircham to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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<4> beginning in Bircham and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 144 miles [231.7 km]<4> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Bircham to Edmonton, with an average speed<5>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<6> 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).<7>
  • 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).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,212 miles [8,387.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>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- Bircham) to Point B.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    
<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 Bircham 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 333.729 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.475 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.465 degrees.









 

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