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Communities Also Named Calais ...

We have found five communities that share the name Calais.

Within Alberta, the name Calais is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maine
      • Washington County
      • This Calais is located in Washington County and lies 2,274 miles [3,659.6 km]<1> to the east.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Calais.
    • Montana
      • Dawson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Calais [Dawson County].
      • Roosevelt County
      • This Calais is located in Roosevelt County and lies 722 miles [1,161.9 km]<1> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Calais.
    • Ohio
      • Monroe County
      • This Calais is located in Monroe County and lies 1,958 miles [3,151.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Calais.
    • Vermont
      • Washington County
      • This Calais is located in Washington County and lies 2,099 miles [3,378 km]<1> to the east.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Calais.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Calais ...

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.

  • Crooked Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crooked Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooked Creek
    • Crooked Creek lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Calais
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  • Guy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guy
    • Guy lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Calais
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  • New Fish Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Fish Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Fish Creek
    • New Fish Creek lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Calais
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  • Sturgeon Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgeon Heights came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgeon Heights
    • Sturgeon Heights lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Calais
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  • Sunset House
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset House came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset House
    • Sunset House lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Calais
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  • Teepee Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teepee Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teepee Creek
    • Teepee Creek lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Calais
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How Far From Calais 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 Calais to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Calais and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 192 miles [309 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Calais to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>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 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,928 miles [3,102.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 110 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,218 miles [10,006.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,980 miles [11,233.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,116 miles [8,233.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

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- Calais) 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 Calais. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Calais

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calais. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.0722, Longitude: -117.5042    
<2>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 Calais 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.
<3>If we have 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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Calais to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 337.084 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.554 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.616 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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