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Brant, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 209 miles [336.4 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Brant to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>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 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,762 miles [2,835.7 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,434 miles [10,354.5 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 7,202 miles [11,590.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,265 miles [8,473.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brant ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Brant.

While the name Brant is unique within Alberta, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Brant, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the South


Saginaw County

Our profile page for Brant, Saginaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km] to the East


Moniteau County

Our profile page for Brant, Moniteau County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Moniteau County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Erie County

Our profile page for Brant, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,708 miles [2,748.8 km] to the East

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Our profile page for Brant   [Map]
Distance: About 1,634 miles [2,629.7 km] to the East

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Reeves County

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

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Calumet County

Our profile page for Brant, Calumet County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,258 miles [2,024.6 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Brant. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brant) 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 Brant. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brant

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.5167, Longitude: -113.5104     [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 Brant 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 333.785 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.462 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.672 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brant.