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Curious and Interesting Names Near Enchant ...

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.

  • Bow City
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bow City
  • Chin
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chin came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chin
  • Diamond City
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond City
  • Hays
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
  • Iron Springs
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Springs came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Springs
  • Picture Butte
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
  • Rolling Hills
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)

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

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 237 miles [381.4 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Enchant to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,716 miles [2,761.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,434 miles [10,354.5 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 7,202 miles [11,590.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,254 miles [8,455.5 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 '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- Enchant) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Enchant. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.1667, Longitude: -112.4167    
<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 Enchant 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 332.899 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.421 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.018 degrees.









 

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