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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Burtonsville to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,802 miles [2,900 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,277 miles [10,101.9 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 7,043 miles [11,334.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burtonsville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Burtonsville.

While the name Burtonsville is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Burtonsville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,014 miles [3,241.2 km] to the East Southeast

New York

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Burtonsville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,963 miles [3,159.1 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burtonsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.3377, Longitude: -114.5135     [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 Burtonsville 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 334.639 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.661 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.878 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Burtonsville.