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Curious and Interesting Names Near Blackie ...

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.

  • Black Diamond
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
  • Deer Run
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Run
  • Ensign
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ensign came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ensign
  • High River
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Janet
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janet came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janet
  • Longview
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
  • Queenstown
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queenstown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queenstown
  • Vulcan
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<3> beginning in Blackie and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<3> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Blackie 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 12 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 1,767 miles [2,843.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,431 miles [10,349.7 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 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,263 miles [8,470 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<2>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.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blackie) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.6050, Longitude: -113.6230    
<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 Blackie 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 333.877 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.575 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.732 degrees.









 

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