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Communities Also Named Edson ...

We have found five communities that share the name Edson.

Within Alberta, the name Edson is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Edson [San Bernardino County].
    • Kansas
      • Sherman County
      • This Edson is located in Sherman County and lies 1,207 miles [1,942.5 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sherman County community of Edson.
    • New York
      • Broome County
      • This Edson is located in Broome County and lies 2,017 miles [3,246 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Broome County community of Edson.
    • Wisconsin
      • Chippewa County
      • This Edson is located in Chippewa County and lies 1,281 miles [2,061.6 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chippewa County community of Edson.
    • Wyoming
      • Carbon County
      • This Edson is located in Carbon County and lies 926 miles [1,490.3 km]<2> to the south southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Edson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Edson ...

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.

  • Bickerdike
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bickerdike came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bickerdike
    • Bickerdike lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Edson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bickerdike
  • Carrot Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrot Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrot Creek
    • Carrot Creek lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Edson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrot Creek
  • Haddock
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddock
    • Haddock lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Edson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haddock
  • Medicine Lodge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medicine Lodge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Lodge
    • Medicine Lodge lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Edson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Lodge
  • Peers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peers came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peers
    • Peers lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Edson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peers

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 119 miles [191.5 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Edson to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,882 miles [3,028.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 74 days and walking would take 107 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,295 miles [10,130.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,059 miles [11,360.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,173 miles [8,325.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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The official website for Edson: www.townofedson.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Edson 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edson) 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 Edson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Edson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5864, Longitude: -116.4322    
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Edson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 336.201 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.449 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.13 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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