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Happy Hollow, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Happy Hollow to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Happy Hollow to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Happy Hollow to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,649 miles [2,653.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,133 miles [9,870.1 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 6,900 miles [11,104.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,974 miles [8,004.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Happy Hollow ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Happy Hollow.

While the name Happy Hollow is unique within Alberta, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Etowah County

Our profile page for Happy Hollow, Etowah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,840 miles [2,961.2 km] to the Southeast.


Bartow County

Our profile page for Happy Hollow, Bartow County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,875 miles [3,017.5 km] to the Southeast.

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Happy Hollow, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,902 miles [3,061 km] to the Southeast.


Harrison County

Our profile page for Happy Hollow, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,617 miles [2,602.3 km] to the Southeast.


Pulaski County

Our profile page for Happy Hollow, Pulaski County

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

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


Washington County

Our profile page for Happy Hollow, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,470 miles [2,365.7 km] to the Southeast.


Valley County

Our profile page for Happy Hollow, Valley County

This community is historic.<8>

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


Hocking County

Our profile page for Happy Hollow, Hocking County

This community is historic.

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

Stark County

Our profile page for Happy Hollow, Stark County

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

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


Our profile page for Happy Hollow   [Map]

Distance: About 1,687 miles [2,715 km] to the East.


Tillamook County

Our profile page for Happy Hollow, Tillamook County   [Map]

Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the Southwest.

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Providence County

Our profile page for Happy Hollow, Providence County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,967 miles [3,165.6 km] to the East.


Uvalde County

Our profile page for Happy Hollow, Uvalde County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Happy Hollow ...

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.

Beaver Crossing   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast of Happy Hollow   [Map]

Beaver River   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Beaverdam   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Big Meadow   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gurneyville   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Hoselaw   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Iron River   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Medley   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pelican Narrows   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Happy Hollow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.5000, Longitude: -110.5500     [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 Happy Hollow 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 331.438 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.15 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.993 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 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 Happy Hollow 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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<8>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 Happy Hollow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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