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Cowley, Alberta

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The location of Cowley

Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Cowley 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 1,792 miles [2,883.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,504 miles [10,467.2 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,332 miles [8,581 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cowley ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Cowley.

While the name Cowley is unique within Alberta, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Cowley County

Our profile page for Cowley, Cowley County

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

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


Iosco County

Our profile page for Cowley, Iosco County

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

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


Bradford County

Our profile page for Cowley, Bradford County

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

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


Collin County

Our profile page for Cowley, Collin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,445 miles [2,325.5 km] to the Southeast.


King County

Our profile page for Cowley, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the West Southwest.


Big Horn County

Our profile page for Cowley, Big Horn County   [Map]

Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the Southeast.


Our profile page for Cowley   [Map]

Distance: About 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cowley ...

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.

Beaver Mines   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest of Cowley   [Map]

Crowsnest   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Crowsnest Pass   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Frank   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Hill Spring   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hillspring   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Maycroft   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Pincher Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pincher Station   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Twin Butte   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cowley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.5667, Longitude: -114.0667     [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 Cowley 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 334.205 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.866 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.17 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Cowley 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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