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The location of Grassland









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Grassland to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,736 miles [2,793.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,153 miles [9,902.3 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 6,919 miles [11,135.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,012 miles [8,066 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Grassland ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Grassland.

While the name Grassland is unique within Alberta, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

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Alabama

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Grassland, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Grassland, Saint Clair County

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

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

Kentucky

Boyd County

Our profile page for Grassland, Boyd County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,765 miles [2,840.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Edmonson County

Our profile page for Grassland, Edmonson County

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

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

Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Grassland, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,991 miles [3,204.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Grassland, Williamson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,783 miles [2,869.5 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Lynn County

Our profile page for Grassland, Lynn County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,590 miles [2,558.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Virginia

Orange County

Our profile page for Grassland, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km] to the East Southeast.

West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Grassland, Harrison County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grassland ...

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.

Amber Valley   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest of Grassland   [Map]

Beaver Lake   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Blue Jay   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Calling River   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Owl River   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Properity   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Spruce Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Wandering River   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grassland. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grassland) 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 Grassland. 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 Grassland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grassland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.8206, Longitude: -112.6858     [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 Grassland 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 333.158 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.114 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.369 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 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 Grassland 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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