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Communities Also Named Bowden ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Bowden.

Within Alberta, the name Bowden is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these nine communities, one is located in Canada and the other eight communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Duval County
      • This Bowden is located in Duval County and lies 2,221 miles [3,574.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duval County community of Bowden.
    • Georgia
      • Henry County
      • This Bowden is located in Henry County and lies 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Bowden.
    • Louisiana
      • Ascension Parish
      • This Bowden is located in Ascension Parish and lies 1,905 miles [3,065.8 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ascension Parish community of Bowden.
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Bowden [Penobscot County].
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • North Carolina
      • Duplin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Bowden [Duplin County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Creek County
      • This Bowden is located in Creek County and lies 1,403 miles [2,257.9 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Creek County community of Bowden.
    • Virginia
      • Halifax County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Bowden [Halifax County].
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • This Bowden is located in Randolph County and lies 1,866 miles [3,003 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Bowden.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bowden ...

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.

  • Dickson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson
    • Dickson lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bowden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson
  • Eagle Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Hill
    • Eagle Hill lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Bowden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Hill
  • Markerville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markerville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markerville
    • Markerville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Bowden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Markerville<5>
  • Olds
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olds came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olds
    • Olds lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Bowden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olds
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olds<5>
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    • Raven
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raven came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raven
      • Raven lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Bowden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raven
    • Red Deer
    • Springbrook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
      • Springbrook lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Bowden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Spruce View
    • Sunnyslope
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyslope
      • Sunnyslope lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Bowden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyslope

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 Bowden. 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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    • George Trenholm Allen     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born on Monday July 27, 1914 and died in Red Deer (Alberta) on Monday March 27, 2000 at the age of 85. He is buried at Alto Reste Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Red Deer is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Bowden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Trenholm Allen<6>
    • Oscar Ingolfur 'Ossie' Asmundson     (Professional hockey)
    • Gary Ralph Buck     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born on Thursday March 21, 1940 and died in Didsbury (Alberta) on Wednesday October 15, 2003 at the age of 63. He is buried at Didsbury Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Didsbury is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Bowden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Ralph Buck<6>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 114 miles [183.5 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Bowden to Edmonton, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,782 miles [2,867.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,357 miles [10,230.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,124 miles [11,465 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,203 miles [8,373.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Bowden) 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 Bowden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bowden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.9167, Longitude: -114.0333    
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bowden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Bowden 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Bowden to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.234 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.088 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.795 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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