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Boyer, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Boyer to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 350 miles [563.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Boyer to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 20 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 14 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 75 days and walking would take 109 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,989 miles [9,638.4 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 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,906 miles [7,895.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Boyer ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Boyer.

While the name Boyer is unique within Alberta, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Park County

Our profile page for Boyer, Park County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Park County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Bonner County

Our profile page for Boyer, Bonner County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the South


Crawford County

Our profile page for Boyer, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,440 miles [2,317.5 km] to the Southeast


Rawlins County

Our profile page for Boyer, Rawlins County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Rawlins County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Boyer, Shawnee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Shawnee County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Sunflower County

Our profile page for Boyer, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,083 miles [3,352.3 km] to the Southeast

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Wright County

Our profile page for Boyer, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,802 miles [2,900 km] to the Southeast

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Churchill County

Our profile page for Boyer, Churchill County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,274 miles [2,050.3 km] to the South

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Mahoning County

Our profile page for Boyer, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,955 miles [3,146.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Tillamook County

Our profile page for Boyer, Tillamook County   [Map]
Distance: About 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Allegheny County

Our profile page for Boyer, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,012 miles [3,238 km] to the East Southeast

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Our profile page for Boyer
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Boyer, Pocahontas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,118 miles [3,408.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Boyer ...

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.

Buffalo Head Prairie   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast of Boyer   [Map]
High Level   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Rocky Lane   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Boyer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boyer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boyer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.3851, Longitude: -116.2592     [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 Boyer 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 336.024 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.613 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.118 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 Boyer, 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 Boyer 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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