Communities Also Named Excel ...
We have found two communities that share the name Excel.
Within Alberta, the name Excel is unique.
Beyond Alberta, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.
- Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
- Monroe County
- This Excel is located in Monroe County and lies 1,813 miles [2,917.7 km]<1> to the southeast.
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- For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Excel.
- Marshall County
- We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Excel [Marshall County].
Curious and Interesting Names Near Excel ...
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.
- Big Stone
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Stone came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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- Big Stone lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Excel
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- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cereal came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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- Cereal lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Excel
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- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chinook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chinook
- Chinook lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Excel
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How Far From Excel 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 Excel to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Excel and extending to:
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- Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 193 miles [310.6 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Excel to Edmonton, with an average speed<5>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) is 1,633 miles [2,628.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
- The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,322 miles [10,174.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
- The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,091 miles [11,411.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
- The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
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The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/
|<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- Excel) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Excel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.3833, Longitude: -110.5667
|<2>||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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Excel 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.
|<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|
|<5>||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.|
|<6>||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 Excel to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.|
|<7>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.447 degrees.|
|<8>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.872 degrees.|
|<9>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.617 degrees.||