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Esther, Alberta

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The location of Esther

Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Esther to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 92 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,297 miles [10,134 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 7,066 miles [11,371.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Esther ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Esther.

While the name Esther is unique within Alberta, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Franklin County

Our profile page for Esther, Franklin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Shawnee County

Our profile page for Esther, Shawnee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Shawnee County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Vermilion Parish

Our profile page for Esther, Vermilion Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the Southeast.


Saint Francois County

Our profile page for Esther, Saint Francois County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the Southeast.


Dawes County

Our profile page for Esther, Dawes County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in Dawes County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Beaver County

Our profile page for Esther, Beaver County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Esther ...

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.

Cereal   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southwest of Esther   [Map]

Chinook   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Consort   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Excel   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Flaxcombe (SK)   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hoosier (SK)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Major (SK)   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Monitor   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Superb (SK)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alberta

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Esther. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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- Esther) 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 Esther. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Esther

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Esther. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.6833, Longitude: -110.2500     [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 Esther 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 331.198 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.617 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.356 degrees.

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<7>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 Esther 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.

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<8>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 Esther, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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