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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Cochrane to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,802 miles [2,900 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,411 miles [10,317.5 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 7,177 miles [11,550.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,255 miles [8,457.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cochrane ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Cochrane.

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


Communities Outside of Alberta

Alabama

Pickens County

Our profile page for Cochrane, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km] to the Southeast

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Cochrane, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the South Southwest

Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Cochrane, Leavenworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,252 miles [2,014.9 km] to the Southeast

Ontario

Our profile page for Cochrane   [Map]
Distance: About 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km] to the East

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Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Cochrane, Polk County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Southwest

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Wisconsin

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Cochrane, Buffalo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cochrane ...

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.

Balzac   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East of Cochrane   [Map]
Dogpound   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Ghost Lake   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jumping Pound   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Ridge   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Vista Heights   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Water Valley   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [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 Cochrane. 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.

Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton
  Professional hockey. He was born in Russell (Manitoba) on Friday July 23, 1897 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday March 15, 1987 at an age of 89. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton<8>
 
James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday January 16, 1962 at an age of 57. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane

Calgary [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
 
Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Sandon (British Columbia) on Sunday May 31, 1903 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Monday February 9, 1981 at an age of 77. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
 
Paul Ivan Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday November 2, 1906 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday September 13, 1991 at an age of 84. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane

Calgary [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Ivan Thompson

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The official website for Cochrane: www.cochrane.ca/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cochrane. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1893, Longitude: -114.4752     [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 Cochrane 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 334.577 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.421 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.20 degrees.

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<7>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 Cochrane, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cochrane.