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Hartshorn, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Hartshorn to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,324 miles [10,177.5 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 7,092 miles [11,413.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,157 miles [8,299.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hartshorn ...

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.

Aerial   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the South of Hartshorn   [Map]

Big Valley   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Byemoor   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Drumheller   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Fleet   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Heart Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Leo   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Red Willow   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Richdale   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rosedale   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Rosedale Station   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Communities Also Named Hartshorn ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Hartshorn.

While the name Hartshorn is unique within Alberta, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Vermilion County

Our profile page for Hartshorn, Vermilion County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,423 miles [2,290.1 km] to the East Southeast.


Wadena County

Our profile page for Hartshorn, Wadena County

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

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


Texas County

Our profile page for Hartshorn, Texas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,424 miles [2,291.7 km] to the Southeast.

North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Hartshorn, Alamance County

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

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


Monroe County

Our profile page for Hartshorn, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km] to the East Southeast.

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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 from Point A (ie- Hartshorn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hartshorn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.9333, Longitude: -112.3333     [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 Hartshorn 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 332.866 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.534 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.673 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Hartshorn 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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