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Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort MacLeod ...

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.

  • Diamond City
    • 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
    • Diamond City lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Fort MacLeod
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  • Hillspring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillspring came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillspring
    • Hillspring lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Fort MacLeod
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  • Monarch
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
    • Monarch lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Fort MacLeod
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
  • Picture Butte
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picture Butte
    • Picture Butte lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Fort MacLeod
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    • Pincher Creek
    • Pincher Station
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pincher Station
      • Pincher Station lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Fort MacLeod
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pincher Station
    • Stand Off
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stand Off
      • Stand Off lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Fort MacLeod
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    • Woodhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodhouse came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodhouse
      • Woodhouse lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Fort MacLeod
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How Far From Fort MacLeod 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 town such as Fort MacLeod to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Fort MacLeod and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 263 miles [423.3 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Fort MacLeod to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,481 miles [10,430.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,248 miles [11,664.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,305 miles [8,537.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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The official website for Fort MacLeod: www.town.fortmacleod.ab.ca/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Fort MacLeod) 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 Fort MacLeod. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort MacLeod

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort MacLeod. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7333, Longitude: -113.4000    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Fort MacLeod to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.675 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.272 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.717 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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