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Butte, Alberta

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The location of Butte

Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Butte 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,811 miles [2,914.5 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,353 miles [10,224.2 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 7,119 miles [11,456.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,207 miles [8,379.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Butte ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Butte.

While the name Butte is unique within Alberta, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Our profile page for Butte   [Map]

Distance: About 1,424 miles [2,291.7 km] to the Northwest.


Amador County

Our profile page for Butte, Amador County

This community is historic.<7>

Although located in Amador County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Cassia County

Our profile page for Butte, Cassia County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Cassia County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Logan County

Our profile page for Butte, Logan County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Logan County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Silver Bow County

Our profile page for Butte, Silver Bow County   [Map]

Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the South Southeast.


Boyd County

Our profile page for Butte, Boyd County   [Map]

Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the Southeast.

North Dakota

McLean County

Our profile page for Butte, McLean County   [Map]

Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the East Southeast.


Our profile page for Butte

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

South Dakota

Butte County

Our profile page for Butte, Butte County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Butte County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Butte, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the South.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Butte ...

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.

Condor   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast of Butte   [Map]

Dickson   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Ferrier   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Leslieville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Lodge   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Raven   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rocky Mountain House   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Spruce View   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alberta

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Butte. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Butte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.1881, Longitude: -114.7275     [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 Butte 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 334.80 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.752 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.211 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 Butte, 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Butte 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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