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The location of Freedom









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Freedom to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Freedom to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Freedom to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,793 miles [2,885.6 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 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,222 miles [10,013.3 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 6,987 miles [11,244.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,087 miles [8,186.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Freedom ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Freedom.

While the name Freedom is unique within Alberta, we know of another 34 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

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California

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for Freedom, Santa Cruz County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,241 miles [1,997.2 km] to the South Southwest.

Idaho

Caribou County

Our profile page for Freedom, Caribou County   [Map]

Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the South.

Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Freedom, La Salle County

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

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

Indiana

Owen County

Our profile page for Freedom, Owen County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,638 miles [2,636.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Freedom, Anderson County

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

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

Butler County

Our profile page for Freedom, Butler County

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

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

Kentucky

Barren County

Our profile page for Freedom, Barren County

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

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

Russell County

Our profile page for Freedom, Russell County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,820 miles [2,929 km] to the East Southeast.

Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Freedom, Waldo County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,087 miles [3,358.7 km] to the East.

Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Freedom, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,001 miles [3,220.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Michigan

Cheboygan County

Our profile page for Freedom, Cheboygan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,423 miles [2,290.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Minnesota

Lac qui Parle County

Our profile page for Freedom, Lac qui Parle County

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

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

Waseca County

Our profile page for Freedom, Waseca County

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

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

Missouri

Camden County

Our profile page for Freedom, Camden County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,508 miles [2,426.9 km] to the Southeast.

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Freedom, Lafayette County

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

Osage County

Our profile page for Freedom, Osage County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,513 miles [2,434.9 km] to the Southeast.

Montana

Garfield County

Our profile page for Freedom, Garfield County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Southeast.

Nebraska

Frontier County

Our profile page for Freedom, Frontier County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km] to the Southeast.

New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Freedom, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,045 miles [3,291.1 km] to the East.

New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Freedom, Cattaraugus County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,808 miles [2,909.7 km] to the East Southeast.

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Freedom, Mecklenburg County

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

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

Ohio

Hancock County

Our profile page for Freedom, Hancock County

This community is historic.

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

Noble County

Our profile page for Freedom, Noble County

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

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

Portage County

Our profile page for Freedom, Portage County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,753 miles [2,821.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Williams County

Our profile page for Freedom, Williams County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,614 miles [2,597.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Oklahoma

Woods County

Our profile page for Freedom, Woods County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,399 miles [2,251.5 km] to the Southeast.

Pennsylvania

Beaver County

Our profile page for Freedom, Beaver County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,814 miles [2,919.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Venango County

Our profile page for Freedom, Venango County

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

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

Texas

McLennan County

Our profile page for Freedom, McLennan County

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

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

Rains County

Our profile page for Freedom, Rains County

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

Utah

Sanpete County

Our profile page for Freedom, Sanpete County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the South.

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Freedom, Spokane County   [Map]

Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the South Southwest.

Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Our profile page for Freedom, Outagamie County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,338 miles [2,153.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Wyoming

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Freedom, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the South.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Freedom ...

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.

Birch Cove   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South of Freedom   [Map]

Clyde   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East   [Map]

Cosmo   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Fawcett   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Gunn   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Highridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Larkspur   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Legal   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rich Valley   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Sunrise Beach   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Tiger Lily   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [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 Freedom. 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.

Greg Polis

Professional hockey. He was born in Westlock (Alberta) on Tueday August 8, 1950 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday March 18, 2018 at an age of 67. He was buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Westlock [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Freedom

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Polis<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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 from Point A (ie- Freedom) 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 Freedom. 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 Freedom

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freedom. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1521, Longitude: -114.2266     [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 Freedom 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 334.409 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.467 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.541 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 Freedom 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 Freedom, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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