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Communities Also Named Gem ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Gem.

Within Alberta, the name Gem is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Bulloch County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Gem [Bulloch County].
    • Idaho
      • Shoshone County
      • This Gem is located in Shoshone County and lies 289 miles [465.1 km]<2> to the southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shoshone County community of Gem.
    • Indiana
      • Hancock County
      • This Gem is located in Hancock County and lies 1,478 miles [2,378.6 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Gem.
    • Kansas
      • Reno County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Gem [Reno County].
      • Thomas County
      • This Gem is located in Thomas County and lies 964 miles [1,551.4 km]<2> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Thomas County community of Gem.
    • Michigan
      • Ontonagon County
      • This Gem is located in Ontonagon County and lies 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km]<2> to the east.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ontonagon County community of Gem.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Gem [Buncombe County].
    • Ohio
      • Noble County
      • This Gem is located in Noble County and lies 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km]<2> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Noble County community of Gem.
    • Oregon
      • Klamath County
      • This Gem is located in Klamath County and lies 757 miles [1,218.3 km]<2> to the southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Klamath County community of Gem.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fulton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Gem [Fulton County].
    • South Dakota
      • Brown County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Gem [Brown County].
    • Texas
      • Hemphill County
      • This Gem is located in Hemphill County and lies 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km]<2> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hemphill County community of Gem.
    • West Virginia
      • Braxton County
      • This Gem is located in Braxton County and lies 1,735 miles [2,792.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Braxton County community of Gem.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gem ...

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.

  • Chancellor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chancellor came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chancellor
    • Chancellor lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Gem
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  • Cluny
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cluny came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cluny
    • Cluny lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Gem
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cluny
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cluny<4>
  • Crowfoot
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowfoot came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowfoot
    • Crowfoot lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Gem
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  • Dorothy
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorothy
    • Dorothy lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Gem
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  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Duchess
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duchess came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duchess
      • Duchess lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Gem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duchess
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duchess<4>
    • Patricia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patricia came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patricia
      • Patricia lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Gem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patricia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patricia<4>
    • Pollockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollockville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollockville
      • Pollockville lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Gem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollockville
    • Rosemary
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosemary
      • Rosemary lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Gem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemary
    • Steveville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steveville
      • Steveville lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Gem
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How Far From Gem 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 Gem to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 187 miles [300.9 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Gem to Edmonton, with an average speed<5>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 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,703 miles [2,740.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,381 miles [10,269.2 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 7,149 miles [11,505.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,206 miles [8,378.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Gem 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.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Gem) 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 Gem. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gem

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.9500, Longitude: -112.1833    
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Gem 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 332.73 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.295 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.741 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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