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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 214 miles [344.4 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Cayley 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 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,778 miles [2,861.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,445 miles [10,372.2 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 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,278 miles [8,494.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cayley ...

While the name Cayley is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Cayley, Alameda County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Alameda County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Cayley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cayley) 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 Cayley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cayley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cayley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.4500, Longitude: -113.8500     [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 Cayley 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 334.056 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.767 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.903 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cayley.