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Curious and Interesting Names Near Carnwood ...

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.

  • Fern Creek
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Fisher Home
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher Home came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher Home
  • Keephills
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keephills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keephills
  • Mission Beach
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Beach
  • Rocky Rapids
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Round Valley
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Sundance Beach
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sundance Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance Beach
  • Sunnybrook
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnybrook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnybrook
  • Tomahawk
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomahawk

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

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 45 miles [72.4 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Carnwood to Edmonton, with an average speed<3> 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) 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,281 miles [10,108.3 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 7,047 miles [11,341 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,142 miles [8,275.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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

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

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carnwood) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carnwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2696, Longitude: -114.5008    
<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 Carnwood 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 334.628 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.643 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.881 degrees.









 

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