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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies just to the North Northwest (NNW).
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,760 miles [2,832.4 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Hazeldean to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 100 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 69 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,248 miles [10,055.2 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 7,015 miles [11,289.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hazeldean ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Hazeldean.

While the name Hazeldean is unique within Alberta, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in Canada.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Manitoba

Our profile page for Hazeldean

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

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Hazeldean   [Map]

Distance: About 2,041 miles [3,284.7 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Hazeldean

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hazeldean ...

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.

Beverly   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Hazeldean   [Map]

Carbondale   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Cooking Lake   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Gold Bar   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Half Moon Lake   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Hercules   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rolling Meadows   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Virginia Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Woodland Park   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Hazeldean. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

John M. 'Red' Pollard

Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at an age of 71. He was buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island) [Map].

Edmonton [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Hazeldean

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard<8>

Hank Smith     (Born as Heinz Theodor Schmitz)

Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) [Map] on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at an age of 68.

Edmonton [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Hazeldean

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hazeldean. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hazeldean) 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 Hazeldean. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hazeldean

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hazeldean. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5057, Longitude: -113.4764     [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 Hazeldean 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 333.80 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.726 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.153 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 Hazeldean 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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