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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ellscott ...

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.

  • Amber Valley
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amber Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amber Valley
  • Blue Jay
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Jay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Jay
  • Grassland
    (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassland
  • Hollow Lake
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollow Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollow Lake
  • Properity
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Properity came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Properity
  • Spruce Valley
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Valley
  • Sprucefield
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sprucefield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprucefield
  • Sunset Beach
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
  • Weasel Creek
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weasel Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weasel Creek

How Far From Ellscott to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ellscott to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Ellscott and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 70 miles [112.7 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Ellscott to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>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 three full days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,176 miles [9,939.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,942 miles [11,172.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,035 miles [8,103 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ellscott) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ellscott. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.5036, Longitude: -112.9008    
<3>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.
<4>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 Ellscott to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.334 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.284 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.578 degrees.









 

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