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Curious and Interesting Names Near Briereville ...

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.

  • Beaver Lake
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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  • Fork Lake
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Lake
  • Goodfish Lake
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodfish Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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  • Horseshoe Bay
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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  • Owl River
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owl River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owl River
  • Rich Lake
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Snug Cove
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snug Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snug Cove
  • Tweedie
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tweedie came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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How Far From Briereville 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 Briereville to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Briereville and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 95 miles [152.9 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Briereville to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,697 miles [2,731.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,158 miles [9,910.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,924 miles [11,143.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,007 miles [8,058 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Briereville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Briereville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4728, Longitude: -111.7739    
<3>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.
<4>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 Briereville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.424 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.256 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.823 degrees.









 

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