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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Crossfield to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,782 miles [2,867.9 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 6,387 miles [10,278.9 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 7,154 miles [11,513.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,230 miles [8,416.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crossfield ...

While the name Crossfield is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Crossfield, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,829 miles [2,943.5 km] to the East Southeast

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The official website for Crossfield: www.crossfieldalberta.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crossfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4333, Longitude: -114.0333     [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 Crossfield 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 334.226 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.039 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.872 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crossfield.