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Boyle, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 77 miles [123.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Boyle to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,739 miles [2,798.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,169 miles [9,928 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 6,935 miles [11,160.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,028 miles [8,091.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Boyle ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Boyle.

While the name Boyle 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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Stone County

Our profile page for Boyle, Stone County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,612 miles [2,594.3 km] to the Southeast


Los Angeles County

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


Greene County

Our profile page for Boyle, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,476 miles [2,375.4 km] to the Southeast


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Boyle, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,328 miles [2,137.2 km] to the Southeast

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Bolivar County

Our profile page for Boyle, Bolivar County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,794 miles [2,887.2 km] to the Southeast

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New Mexico

Santa Fe County

Our profile page for Boyle, Santa Fe County
This community is historic.
Although located in Santa Fe County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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North Dakota

Stark County

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

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Our profile page for Boyle   [Map]
Distance: About 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Westmoreland County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Boyle ...

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.

Amber Valley   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of Boyle   [Map]
Blue Jay   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grassland   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hollow Lake   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Properity   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Spruce Valley   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Sprucefield   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Weasel Creek   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Boyle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boyle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boyle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.5908, Longitude: -112.8092     [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 Boyle 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 333.26 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.208 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.499 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 Boyle, 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 Boyle 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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