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Hays, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 256 miles [412 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Hays to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 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 1,693 miles [2,724.6 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 6,435 miles [10,356.1 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 7,203 miles [11,592.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,249 miles [8,447.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hays ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Hays.

While the name Hays is unique within Alberta, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Otero County

Our profile page for Hays, Otero County   [Map]

Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the South Southeast.


Lake County

Our profile page for Hays, Lake County

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

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


Ellis County

Our profile page for Hays, Ellis County   [Map]

Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the Southeast.


Warren County

Our profile page for Hays, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,556 miles [2,504.1 km] to the East Southeast.


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Hays, Jefferson County

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

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

Scott County

Our profile page for Hays, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,665 miles [2,679.6 km] to the Southeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Hays, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,567 miles [2,521.8 km] to the Southeast.


Blaine County

Our profile page for Hays, Blaine County   [Map]

Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the Southeast.

North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Hays, Wilkes County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,798 miles [2,893.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Hays, Jefferson County

This community is historic.<8>

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


Allegheny County

Our profile page for Hays, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,673 miles [2,692.4 km] to the East.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Hays, Fayette County   [Map]

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


Fayette County

Our profile page for Hays, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,526 miles [2,455.9 km] to the Southeast.


Hays County

Our profile page for Hays, Hays County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,552 miles [2,497.7 km] to the South Southeast.

West Virginia

Tyler County

Our profile page for Hays, Tyler County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hays ...

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 Island   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East of Hays   [Map]

Chin   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Enchant   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Goat   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Grassy Lake   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Juno   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Purple Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Rolling Hills   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hays. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9782, Longitude: -111.8812     [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 Hays 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 332.467 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.91 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.703 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 Hays 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 Hays, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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