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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Frankburg once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Frankburg and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 208 miles [334.7 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Frankburg to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>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 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,436 miles [10,357.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,204 miles [11,593.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,268 miles [8,478 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Frankburg ...

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.

Black Diamond   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest of Frankburg   [Map]

Blackie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Champion   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Deer Run   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Ensign   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

High River   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Longview   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Queenstown   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Vulcan   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Frankburg. 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.

Joe Clark     (Charles Joseph Clark)

20th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1979 - March 1980). He was born in High River (Alberta) on Monday June 5, 1939

High River [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Frankburg

Murray Albert 'Bert' Olmstead

Professional hockey. He was born in Sceptre (Saskatchewan) on Saturday September 4, 1926 and died in High River (Alberta) on Tueday November 17, 2015 at an age of 89.

High River [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Frankburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Murray Albert 'Bert' Olmstead<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Frankburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Frankburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Frankburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Frankburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frankburg. We have been unable to find the coordinates for Frankburg. That said, to estimate its location, we are using the latitude and longitude of what we believe to be a nearby cemetery (likely the town cemetery). The cemetery that we've chosen is named Frankburg Cemetery and it is located at 50.5286, -113.6446   [Map].

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<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.

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<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 Frankburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.893 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.586 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.757 degrees.

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<8>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.

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