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Communities Also Named Cochrane ...

We have found six communities that share the name Cochrane.

Within Alberta, the name Cochrane is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these six communities, one is located in Canada and the other five communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Pickens County
      • This Cochrane is located in Pickens County and lies 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cochrane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Cochrane.
    • California
      • San Joaquin County
      • This Cochrane is located in San Joaquin County and lies 988 miles [1,590 km]<1> to the south southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Joaquin County community of Cochrane.
    • Kansas
      • Leavenworth County
      • This Cochrane is located in Leavenworth County and lies 1,252 miles [2,014.9 km]<1> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leavenworth County community of Cochrane.
    • Ontario
      • This Cochrane lies 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km]<1> to the east.
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    • Oregon
      • Polk County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Cochrane [Polk County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Buffalo County
      • This Cochrane is located in Buffalo County and lies 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buffalo County community of Cochrane.

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Balzac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balzac came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balzac
    • Balzac lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Cochrane
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Balzac<4>
  • Dogpound
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogpound
    • Dogpound lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Cochrane
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  • Ghost Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ghost Lake
    • Ghost Lake lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Cochrane
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  • Heritage Woods
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Woods
    • Heritage Woods lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Cochrane
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  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Highwood
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
      • Highwood lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Cochrane
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    • Jumping Pound
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Pound
      • Jumping Pound lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Cochrane
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    • Signal Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Hill
      • Signal Hill lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Cochrane
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    • Sunnyside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Cochrane
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    • Valley Ridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Ridge
      • Valley Ridge lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cochrane
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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.

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    • Henry 'Hank' Bassen     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday December 6, 1932 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 29, 2009 at the age of 76. He is buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Hank' Bassen<5>
    • Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Saturday October 4, 1913 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday April 9, 1993 at the age of 79. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham<5>
    • Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton     (Professional hockey)
    • James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday January 16, 1962 at the age of 57. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor<5>
    • Glen Gorbous     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Drumheller (Alberta) on Tueday July 8, 1930 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday June 12, 1990 at the age of 59.
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Gorbous<5>
    • Owen James Hart     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 7, 1965 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday May 23, 1999 at the age of 34. He is buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen James Hart<5>
    • Stewart E. 'Stu' Hart     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) on Monday May 3, 1915 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Thursday October 16, 2003 at the age of 88. He is buried at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stewart E. 'Stu' Hart<5>
    • Herbert A. 'The Duke of Duluth' Lewis     (Professional hockey)
    • Michael Anthony 'Mike' Lozanski     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Wednesday November 13, 1968 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Thursday December 18, 2003 at the age of 35.
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Anthony 'Mike' Lozanski<5>
    • Rhonda A. 'Bertha Faye' Singh     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. She was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday February 21, 1961 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday July 27, 2001 at the age of 40.
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rhonda A. 'Bertha Faye' Singh<5>
    • Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson     (Professional hockey)
      • 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 the age of 77. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson<5>
    • Paul Ivan Thompson     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday November 2, 1906 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday September 13, 1991 at the age of 84. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Calgary is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Ivan Thompson<5>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 167 miles [268.8 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Cochrane to Edmonton, with an average speed<6>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) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,411 miles [10,317.5 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 7,177 miles [11,550.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,255 miles [8,457.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1893, Longitude: -114.4752    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Cochrane 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 334.577 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.421 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.20 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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