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Genesee, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Genesee to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,795 miles [2,888.8 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 71 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 6,273 miles [10,095.4 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 7,039 miles [11,328.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,133 miles [8,260.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Genesee ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Genesee.

While the name Genesee is unique within Alberta, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Plumas County

Our profile page for Genesee, Plumas County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the South Southwest


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Genesee, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,035 miles [1,665.7 km] to the South Southeast


Latah County

Our profile page for Genesee, Latah County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the South Southwest


Tama County

Our profile page for Genesee, Tama County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Tama County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Genesee County

Our profile page for Genesee, Genesee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Potter County

Our profile page for Genesee, Potter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,842 miles [2,964.4 km] to the East

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Waukesha County

Our profile page for Genesee, Waukesha County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,383 miles [2,225.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Genesee ...

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.

Fern Creek   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South of Genesee   [Map]
Fisher Home   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Keephills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Mission Beach   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spruce Grove   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stony Plain   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sundance Beach   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunnybrook   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tomahawk   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Genesee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.3500, Longitude: -114.3333     [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 Genesee 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 334.493 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.497 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.755 degrees.

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<7>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 Genesee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Genesee 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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