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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Delia 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 8 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 1,711 miles [2,753.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,343 miles [10,208.1 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 7,111 miles [11,444 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,174 miles [8,326.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Delia ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Delia.

While the name Delia is unique within Alberta, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Kansas

Jackson County

Our profile page for Delia, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km] to the Southeast

Kentucky

Grant County

Our profile page for Delia, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,604 miles [2,581.4 km] to the East Southeast

Missouri

Ozark County

Our profile page for Delia, Ozark County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Ozark County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Tennessee

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Delia, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Texas

Limestone County

Our profile page for Delia, Limestone County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,586 miles [2,552.4 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Delia ...

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.

Aerial   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest of Delia   [Map]
Byemoor   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Dorothy   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Drumheller   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hartshorn   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Heart Lake   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]
Rosedale   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rosedale Station   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Delia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.6321, Longitude: -112.3740     [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 Delia 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 332.895 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.541 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.751 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Delia 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 Delia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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