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Communities Also Named Devon ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Devon.

Within Alberta, the name Devon is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these fourteen communities, three are located in Canada and eleven are in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Santa Barbara County
      • This Devon is located in Santa Barbara County and lies 1,321 miles [2,125.9 km]<1> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Barbara County community of Devon.
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This Devon is located in New Haven County and lies 2,045 miles [3,291.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Devon.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Devon is located in New Castle County and lies 2,004 miles [3,225.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Devon.
    • Iowa
      • Chickasaw County
      • This Devon is located in Chickasaw County and lies 1,203 miles [1,936 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chickasaw County community of Devon.
    • Kansas
      • Bourbon County
      • This Devon is located in Bourbon County and lies 1,395 miles [2,245 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bourbon County community of Devon.
    • Kentucky
      • Boone County
      • This Devon is located in Boone County and lies 1,691 miles [2,721.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Devon.
    • Montana
      • Toole County
      • This Devon is located in Toole County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km]<1> to the south southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Toole County community of Devon.
    • Nebraska
      • Stanton County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Stanton County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stanton County community of Devon.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Devon lies 2,125 miles [3,419.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devon
    • New York
      • Suffolk County
      • This Devon is located in Suffolk County and lies 2,095 miles [3,371.6 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Devon.
    • Nova Scotia
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nova Scotia community of Devon.
    • Ontario
      • This Devon lies 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devon
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester County
      • This Devon is located in Chester County and lies 2,001 miles [3,220.3 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Devon.
    • West Virginia
      • Mingo County
      • This Devon is located in Mingo County and lies 1,859 miles [2,991.8 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mingo County community of Devon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Devon ...

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.

  • Beverly
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Devon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Gold Bar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Bar came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Bar
    • Gold Bar lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Devon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Bar
  • Hazeldean
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazeldean
    • Hazeldean lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Devon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazeldean
  • Hercules
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hercules came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hercules
    • Hercules lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Devon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hercules
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rolling Meadows
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Devon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows
    • Rolly View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolly View came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolly View
      • Rolly View lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Devon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolly View
    • Spruce Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Grove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Grove
      • Spruce Grove lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Devon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Grove<5>
    • Stony Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Plain came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Plain
      • Stony Plain lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Devon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Plain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stony Plain<5>
    • Virginia Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Park
      • Virginia Park lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Devon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Park
    • Woodland Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
      • Woodland Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Devon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Park

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 Devon. 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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    • John Kordic     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Monday March 22, 1965 and died in Quebec City (Quebec) on Saturday August 8, 1992 at the age of 27. He is buried at St. Albert RC Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Devon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kordic<6>
    • Oscar Herbert Kruger     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Saturday December 24, 1932 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday July 4, 2010 at the age of 77.
      • Edmonton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Devon.
      • Edmonton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Devon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Herbert Kruger<6>
    • John M. 'Red' Pollard     (Jockey)
      • Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at the age of 71. He is buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Edmonton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Devon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard<6>
    • Hank Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at the age of 68.
      • Edmonton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Devon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith<6>
    • Gordon Lynn Strate     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Tueday May 28, 1935 and died in Sherwood Park (Alberta) on Wednesday September 5, 2012 at the age of 77. He is buried at Glenwood Memorial Gardens (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Devon.
      • Sherwood Park is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Devon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon Lynn Strate<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Devon to Edmonton, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,770 miles [2,848.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,262 miles [10,077.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,028 miles [11,310.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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The official website for Devon: www.town.devon.ab.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Devon) 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 Devon. 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 Devon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Devon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.3667, Longitude: -113.7333    
<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 Devon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Devon 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Devon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.007 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.948 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.35 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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