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Donnelly, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 208 miles [334.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Donnelly to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,915 miles [3,081.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 75 days and walking would take 109 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,170 miles [9,929.7 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 6,932 miles [11,156 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,071 miles [8,161 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Donnelly ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Donnelly.

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

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Our profile page for Donnelly   [Map]
Distance: About 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km] to the Northwest


Valley County

Our profile page for Donnelly, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the South


Marion County

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


Lee County

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

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Montmorency County

Our profile page for Donnelly, Montmorency County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,603 miles [2,579.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Stevens County

Our profile page for Donnelly, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Donnelly, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,005 miles [3,226.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Donnelly ...

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.

Guy   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South of Donnelly   [Map]
Heart River   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Judah   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Kathleen   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
New Fish Creek   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Peace River   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Springburn   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunset House   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Tangent   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Donnelly. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Donnelly) 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 Donnelly. 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 Donnelly

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Donnelly. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.7333, Longitude: -117.1167     [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 Donnelly 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 336.765 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.243 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.234 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 Donnelly 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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