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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Clairmont to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,979 miles [3,184.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 113 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,225 miles [10,018.2 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 6,985 miles [11,241.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Clairmont ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Clairmont.

While the name Clairmont is unique within Alberta, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alberta

British Columbia

Our profile page for Clairmont   [Map]
Distance: About 106 miles [170.6 km] to the Northwest

New Jersey

Hudson County

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

New Mexico

Catron County

Our profile page for Clairmont, Catron County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Catron County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

North Carolina

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Clairmont, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,418 miles [3,891.4 km] to the East Southeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Clairmont, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,309 miles [3,716 km] to the East Southeast

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South Dakota

Brown County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Clairmont ...

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.

Beaverlodge   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West of Clairmont   [Map]
Crooked Creek   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Goodfare   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Poplar Ridge   -   46 miles [74 km] to the North   [Map]
Sexsmith   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Spirit River   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Teepee Creek   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clairmont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.2667, Longitude: -118.8000     [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 Clairmont 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 338.149 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.768 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.479 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 (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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Clairmont 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.

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<8>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 Clairmont, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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