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Communities Also Named Castor ...

We have found six communities that share the name Castor.

Within Alberta, the name Castor is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Wayne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Castor [Wayne County].
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • This Castor is located in Bienville Parish and lies 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Castor.
    • Missouri
      • Bollinger County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Castor [Bollinger County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Philadelphia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Castor [Philadelphia County].
    • Texas
      • Mills County
      • This Castor is located in Mills County and lies 1,590 miles [2,558.9 km]<2> to the south southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mills County community of Castor.
    • Virginia
      • Pittsylvania County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Castor [Pittsylvania County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Castor ...

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.

  • Alliance
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    • Alliance lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Castor
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  • Byemoor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byemoor came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byemoor
    • Byemoor lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Castor
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  • Coronation
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronation
    • Coronation lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Castor
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  • Fleet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleet came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleet
    • Fleet lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Castor
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Forestburg
    • Galahad
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galahad
      • Galahad lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Castor
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    • Hartshorn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartshorn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartshorn
      • Hartshorn lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Castor
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    • Heart Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heart Lake
      • Heart Lake lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Castor
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    • Leo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leo
      • Leo lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Castor
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    • Throne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Throne came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Throne
      • Throne lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Castor
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How Far From Castor to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Castor to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 113 miles [181.9 km]<2> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Castor to Edmonton, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 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) is 1,691 miles [2,721.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,298 miles [10,135.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,066 miles [11,371.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,130 miles [8,255.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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The official website for Castor: www.castor.ca/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Castor 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.
<2>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- Castor) 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 Castor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Castor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.2167, Longitude: -111.9000    
<3>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 Castor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Castor to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.522 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.168 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.338 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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