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Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Saskatchewan ...

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.

  • Beverly
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Fort Saskatchewan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Bon Accord
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Accord came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Accord
    • Bon Accord lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Fort Saskatchewan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Accord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bon Accord<3>
  • Carbondale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbondale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Fort Saskatchewan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
  • Gold Bar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Bar came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Bar
    • Gold Bar lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Fort Saskatchewan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Bar
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Half Moon Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Moon Lake
      • Half Moon Lake lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Fort Saskatchewan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Half Moon Lake
    • Hazeldean
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazeldean
      • Hazeldean lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Fort Saskatchewan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazeldean
    • Hercules
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hercules came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hercules
      • Hercules lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Fort Saskatchewan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hercules
    • Redwater
    • Virginia Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Park
      • Virginia Park lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Fort Saskatchewan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Park

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Fort Saskatchewan. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • John Kordic     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Monday March 22, 1965 and died in Quebec City (Quebec) on Saturday August 8, 1992 at the age of 27. He is buried at St. Albert RC Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Fort Saskatchewan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kordic<4>
    • Oscar Herbert Kruger     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Saturday December 24, 1932 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday July 4, 2010 at the age of 77.
      • Edmonton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Fort Saskatchewan.
      • Edmonton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Fort Saskatchewan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Herbert Kruger<4>
    • John M. 'Red' Pollard     (Jockey)
      • Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at the age of 71. He is buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Edmonton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Fort Saskatchewan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard<4>
    • Hank Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at the age of 68.
      • Edmonton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Fort Saskatchewan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith<4>
    • Gordon Lynn Strate     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Tueday May 28, 1935 and died in Sherwood Park (Alberta) on Wednesday September 5, 2012 at the age of 77. He is buried at Glenwood Memorial Gardens (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Fort Saskatchewan.
      • Sherwood Park is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Fort Saskatchewan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon Lynn Strate<4>

How Far From Fort Saskatchewan 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 city such as Fort Saskatchewan to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Fort Saskatchewan to Edmonton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,751 miles [2,818 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,232 miles [10,029.4 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 6,998 miles [11,262.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,086 miles [8,185.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fort Saskatchewan: www.fortsask.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Saskatchewan) 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 Saskatchewan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Saskatchewan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Saskatchewan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.7004, Longitude: -113.2239    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Fort Saskatchewan 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 333.596 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.512 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.948 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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