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The location of Carseland









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 186 miles [299.3 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Carseland to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) is 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,413 miles [10,320.7 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 7,180 miles [11,555.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,246 miles [8,442.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carseland ...

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.

Blackie   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South of Carseland   [Map]

Coral Springs   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Deer Run   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Ensign   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Forest Lawn   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gayford   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North   [Map]

High River   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Janet   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Nightingale   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Queenstown   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Standard   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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 Carseland. 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.

Joe Clark     (Charles Joseph Clark)

20th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1979 - March 1980). He was born in High River (Alberta) on Monday June 5, 1939

High River [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Carseland

Murray Albert 'Bert' Olmstead

Professional hockey. He was born in Sceptre (Saskatchewan) on Saturday September 4, 1926 and died in High River (Alberta) on Tueday November 17, 2015 at an age of 89.

High River [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Carseland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Murray Albert 'Bert' Olmstead<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carseland. 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 '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- Carseland) 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 Carseland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carseland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carseland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.8500, Longitude: -113.4667     [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 Carseland 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 333.757 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.458 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.592 degrees.

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<7>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.

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