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Communities Also Named Calmar ...

We have found three communities that share the name Calmar.

Within Alberta, the name Calmar is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Winneshiek County
      • This Calmar is located in Winneshiek County and lies 1,216 miles [1,957 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calmar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winneshiek County community of Calmar.
    • Kansas
      • McPherson 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 Kansas community of Calmar [McPherson County].
    • Mississippi
      • Warren 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 Mississippi community of Calmar [Warren County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Calmar ...

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.

  • Golden Days
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Days came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Days
    • Golden Days lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Calmar
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Days
  • Mission Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Beach
    • Mission Beach lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Calmar
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Beach
  • Pipestone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pipestone came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipestone
    • Pipestone lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Calmar
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipestone
  • Rolly View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolly View came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolly View
    • Rolly View lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Calmar
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolly View
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    • Silver Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Beach
      • Silver Beach lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Calmar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Beach
    • Sundance Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sundance Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance Beach
      • Sundance Beach lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Calmar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sundance Beach
    • Sunnybrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnybrook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnybrook
      • Sunnybrook lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Calmar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnybrook
    • Woodland Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
      • Woodland Park lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Calmar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Park

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Calmar. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • John Kordic     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Monday March 22, 1965 and died in Quebec City (Quebec) on Saturday August 8, 1992 at the age of 27. He is buried at St. Albert RC Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Calmar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kordic<4>
    • Oscar Herbert Kruger     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Saturday December 24, 1932 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday July 4, 2010 at the age of 77.
      • Edmonton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Calmar.
      • Edmonton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Calmar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Herbert Kruger<4>
    • August Solberg 'Gus' Marker     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Wetaskiwin (Alberta) on Tueday August 1, 1905 and died in Kingston (Ontario) on Tueday October 7, 1997 at the age of 92. He is buried at Cataraqui Cemetery (Frontenac County, Ontario).
      • Wetaskiwin is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Calmar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: August Solberg 'Gus' Marker<4>
    • John M. 'Red' Pollard     (Jockey)
      • Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at the age of 71. He is buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Edmonton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Calmar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard<4>
    • Hank Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at the age of 68.
      • Edmonton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Calmar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith<4>
    • Gordon Lynn Strate     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Tueday May 28, 1935 and died in Sherwood Park (Alberta) on Wednesday September 5, 2012 at the age of 77. He is buried at Glenwood Memorial Gardens (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Calmar.
      • Sherwood Park is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Calmar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon Lynn Strate<4>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Calmar to Edmonton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,772 miles [2,851.8 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 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,270 miles [10,090.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,036 miles [11,323.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,125 miles [8,247.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calmar: www.town.calmar.ab.ca/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Calmar) 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 Calmar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Calmar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calmar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2500, Longitude: -113.7833    
<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 Calmar 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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 Calmar to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.047 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.984 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.404 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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