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Hamlin, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Hamlin 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 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full 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 6,191 miles [9,963.4 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 6,958 miles [11,197.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,037 miles [8,106.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hamlin ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Hamlin.

While the name Hamlin is unique within Alberta, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Cross County

Our profile page for Hamlin, Cross County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,641 miles [2,640.9 km] to the Southeast


Audubon County

Our profile page for Hamlin, Audubon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the Southeast


Brown County

Our profile page for Hamlin, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the Southeast


Calloway County

Our profile page for Hamlin, Calloway County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,651 miles [2,657 km] to the Southeast

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Sabine Parish

Our profile page for Hamlin, Sabine Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,782 miles [2,867.9 km] to the Southeast

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Aroostook County

Our profile page for Hamlin, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,959 miles [3,152.7 km] to the East

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Dickinson County

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

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Tunica County

Our profile page for Hamlin, Tunica County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,698 miles [2,732.7 km] to the Southeast

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Hamlin, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km] to the East Southeast

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North Dakota

Sargent County

Our profile page for Hamlin, Sargent County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the Southeast

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Lebanon County

Our profile page for Hamlin, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,882 miles [3,028.8 km] to the East Southeast

McKean County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Hamlin, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,877 miles [3,020.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Our profile page for Hamlin   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Jones County

Our profile page for Hamlin, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,565 miles [2,518.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Russell County

Our profile page for Hamlin, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,832 miles [2,948.3 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Hamlin, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Trempealeau County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hamlin ...

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.

Flat Lake   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East of Hamlin   [Map]
Goodfish Lake   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]
Hairy Hill   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Horseshoe Bay   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Owlseye   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Saddle Lake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Smoky Lake   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Two Hills   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamlin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.9667, Longitude: -111.9000     [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 Hamlin 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 332.528 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.329 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.009 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 Hamlin, 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 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 Hamlin 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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