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Eckville, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Eckville to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 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 6,336 miles [10,196.8 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 7,102 miles [11,429.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,188 miles [8,349.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eckville ...

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.

Birchcliff   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East of Eckville   [Map]

Condor   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Gull Lake   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Half Moon Bay   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Leedale   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Leslieville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Markerville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Raven   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Spruce View   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Sunbreaker Cove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

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 Eckville. 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.

George Trenholm Allen

Professional hockey. He was born on Monday July 27, 1914 and died in Red Deer (Alberta) on Monday March 27, 2000 at an age of 85. He was buried at Alto Reste Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Red Deer [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Eckville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Trenholm Allen<7>

Oscar Ingolfur 'Ossie' Asmundson

Professional hockey. He was born in Red Deer (Alberta) on Saturday November 7, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday November 2, 1964 at an age of 56. He was buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Red Deer [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Eckville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Ingolfur 'Ossie' Asmundson

Communities Also Named Eckville ...

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

Communities Outside of Alberta


Berks County

Our profile page for Eckville, Berks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the East.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eckville) 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 Eckville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eckville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eckville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3590, Longitude: -114.3737     [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 Eckville 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 334.516 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.443 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.949 degrees.

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<7>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:

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