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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Grantham, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 248 miles [399.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Grantham to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,698 miles [2,732.7 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,432 miles [10,351.3 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 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,248 miles [8,445.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Grantham ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Grantham.

While the name Grantham is unique within Alberta, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

British Columbia

Our profile page for Grantham   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the West


Washington County

Our profile page for Grantham, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,919 miles [3,088.3 km] to the Southeast

New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Grantham, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,914 miles [3,080.3 km] to the East

North Carolina

Wayne County

Our profile page for Grantham, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,973 miles [3,175.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Our profile page for Grantham   [Map]
Distance: About 1,610 miles [2,591 km] to the East

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Cumberland County

Our profile page for Grantham, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Grantham ...

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.

Bow City   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North of Grantham   [Map]
Enchant   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Goat   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Grassy Lake   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hays   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Juno   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Purple Springs   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Grantham. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grantham) 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 Grantham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grantham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grantham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.0698, Longitude: -112.0083     [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 Grantham 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 332.571 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.037 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.77 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grantham.


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