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Bowden, Alberta

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The location of Bowden

Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Bowden.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Bowden to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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<1> beginning in Bowden and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Bowden to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,357 miles [10,230.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,124 miles [11,465 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,203 miles [8,373.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bowden ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Bowden.

While the name Bowden is unique within Alberta, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Duval County

Our profile page for Bowden, Duval County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,221 miles [3,574.4 km] to the East Southeast.


Henry County

Our profile page for Bowden, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Ascension Parish

Our profile page for Bowden, Ascension Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,905 miles [3,065.8 km] to the Southeast.


Penobscot County

Our profile page for Bowden, Penobscot County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 2,072 miles [3,334.6 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Bowden

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

North Carolina

Duplin County

Our profile page for Bowden, Duplin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Duplin County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Creek County

Our profile page for Bowden, Creek County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,403 miles [2,257.9 km] to the Southeast.


Halifax County

Our profile page for Bowden, Halifax County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Halifax County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

West Virginia

Randolph County

Our profile page for Bowden, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the East Southeast.

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Dickson   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest of Bowden   [Map]

Eagle Hill   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Markerville   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Olds   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Raven   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Red Deer   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Springbrook   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Spruce View   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sunnyslope   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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.

George Trenholm Allen

Professional hockey. He was born on Monday July 27, 1914 and died in Red Deer (Alberta) on Monday March 27, 2000 at an age of 85. He was buried at Alto Reste Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Red Deer [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Bowden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Trenholm Allen<9>

Gary Ralph Buck

Musician. He was born on Thursday March 21, 1940 and died in Didsbury (Alberta) on Wednesday October 15, 2003 at an age of 63. He was buried at Didsbury Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Didsbury [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Bowden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Ralph Buck

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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- 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     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.234 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.088 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.795 degrees.

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<7>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.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 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.

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<9>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:

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