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Elkton, Alberta

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Elkton 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 1,803 miles [2,901.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,383 miles [10,272.4 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 7,150 miles [11,506.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,231 miles [8,418.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Elkton ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Elkton.

While the name Elkton is unique within Alberta, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Gunnison County

Our profile page for Elkton, Gunnison County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the South Southeast

Teller County

Our profile page for Elkton, Teller County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the South Southeast


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Elkton, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,338 miles [3,762.6 km] to the East Southeast

Saint Johns County

Our profile page for Elkton, Saint Johns County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,264 miles [3,643.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington County

Our profile page for Elkton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,516 miles [2,439.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Buena Vista County

Our profile page for Elkton, Buena Vista County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Todd County

Our profile page for Elkton, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,681 miles [2,705.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Cecil County

Our profile page for Elkton, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,015 miles [3,242.8 km] to the East

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Huron County

Our profile page for Elkton, Huron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,538 miles [2,475.2 km] to the East

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Mower County

Our profile page for Elkton, Mower County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Hickory County

Our profile page for Elkton, Hickory County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,397 miles [2,248.3 km] to the Southeast

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Bladen County

Our profile page for Elkton, Bladen County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Columbiana County

Our profile page for Elkton, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,762 miles [2,835.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Douglas County

Our profile page for Elkton, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the Southwest

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South Dakota

Brookings County

Our profile page for Elkton, Brookings County   [Map]
Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Giles County

Our profile page for Elkton, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Smith County

Our profile page for Elkton, Smith County
Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Rockingham County

Our profile page for Elkton, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,949 miles [3,136.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Elkton ...

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.

Dickson   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the North of Elkton   [Map]
Dogpound   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Eagle Hill   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ghost Lake   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Olds   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Raven   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Spruce View   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Water Valley   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Elkton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elkton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.6500, Longitude: -114.5333     [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 Elkton 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 334.634 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.521 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.168 degrees.

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<7>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 Elkton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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