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Curious and Interesting Names Near Gayford ...

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.

  • Acme
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    • Acme lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Gayford
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  • Carbon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gayford
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  • Chancellor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chancellor came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chancellor
    • Chancellor lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Gayford
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  • Coral Springs
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    • Coral Springs lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Gayford
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    • Janet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janet came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janet
      • Janet lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gayford
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    • Nightingale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nightingale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nightingale
      • Nightingale lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Gayford
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    • Rockyford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockyford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockyford
      • Rockyford lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Gayford
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    • Rosebud
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebud came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebud
      • Rosebud lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Gayford
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosebud<3>
    • Standard
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standard
      • Standard lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Gayford
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How Far From Gayford 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 Gayford to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 161 miles [259.1 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Gayford to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,753 miles [2,821.2 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 6,388 miles [10,280.5 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 7,155 miles [11,514.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,223 miles [8,405.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gayford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gayford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2126, Longitude: -113.3539    
<2>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.
<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 Gayford 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 333.674 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.393 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.462 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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