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Coaldale, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 266 miles [428.1 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Coaldale to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,727 miles [2,779.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,465 miles [10,404.4 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 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,283 miles [8,502.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Coaldale ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Coaldale.

While the name Coaldale is unique within Alberta, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Coaldale, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km] to the East Southeast.


Scott County

Our profile page for Coaldale, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km] to the Southeast.


Fremont County

Our profile page for Coaldale, Fremont County   [Map]

Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the South Southeast.


Clay County

Our profile page for Coaldale, Clay County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Esmeralda County

Our profile page for Coaldale, Esmeralda County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the South Southwest.


Muskingum County

Our profile page for Coaldale, Muskingum County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Muskingum County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Perry County

Our profile page for Coaldale, Perry County

This community is historic.

Although located in Perry County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Bedford County

Our profile page for Coaldale, Bedford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,789 miles [2,879.1 km] to the East.

Centre County

Our profile page for Coaldale, Centre County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,760 miles [2,832.4 km] to the East.

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Coaldale, Dauphin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Dauphin County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Coaldale, Schuylkill County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,864 miles [2,999.8 km] to the East.

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Mercer County

Our profile page for Coaldale, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,765 miles [2,840.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Coaldale ...

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.

Chin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Coaldale   [Map]

Diamond City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Enchant   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Iron Springs   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Maybutt (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Monarch   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Picture Butte   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Purple Springs   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Raymond   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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- Coaldale) 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 Coaldale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Coaldale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coaldale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7333, Longitude: -112.6167     [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 Coaldale 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 333.047 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.553 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.213 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Coaldale 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 Coaldale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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