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Communities Also Named Hercules ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Hercules.

Within Alberta, the name Hercules is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Contra Costa County
      • This Hercules is located in Contra Costa County and lies 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km]<1> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hercules
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Contra Costa County community of Hercules.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Delaware community of Hercules [New Castle County].
    • Florida
      • Duval County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Hercules [Duval County].
    • Missouri
      • Jasper County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Hercules [Jasper County].
      • Taney County
      • This Hercules is located in Taney County and lies 1,515 miles [2,438.2 km]<1> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taney County community of Hercules.
    • Nevada
      • Churchill County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Churchill County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Churchill County community of Hercules.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Northampton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Hercules [Northampton County].
    • Tennessee
      • Knox County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Hercules [Knox County].
    • Virginia
      • Southampton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Hercules [Southampton County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hercules ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Beverly
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Hercules
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Cooking Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooking Lake
    • Cooking Lake lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Hercules
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  • Gold Bar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Bar came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Bar
    • Gold Bar lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Hercules
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Bar
  • Half Moon Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Moon Lake
    • Half Moon Lake lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Hercules
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  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hay Lakes
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay Lakes
      • Hay Lakes lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Hercules
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Lakes
    • Hazeldean
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazeldean
      • Hazeldean lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hercules
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazeldean
    • Rolly View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolly View came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolly View
      • Rolly View lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Hercules
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolly View
    • Virginia Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Park
      • Virginia Park lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hercules
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Park
    • Woodland Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
      • Woodland Park lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Hercules
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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 Hercules. 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.

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    • John Kordic     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Monday March 22, 1965 and died in Quebec City (Quebec) on Saturday August 8, 1992 at the age of 27. He is buried at St. Albert RC Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Hercules.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kordic<5>
    • Oscar Herbert Kruger     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Saturday December 24, 1932 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday July 4, 2010 at the age of 77.
      • Edmonton is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Hercules.
      • Edmonton is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Hercules.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Herbert Kruger<5>
    • John M. 'Red' Pollard     (Jockey)
      • Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at the age of 71. He is buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Edmonton is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Hercules.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard<5>
    • Hank Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at the age of 68.
      • Edmonton is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Hercules.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith<5>
    • Gordon Lynn Strate     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Tueday May 28, 1935 and died in Sherwood Park (Alberta) on Wednesday September 5, 2012 at the age of 77. He is buried at Glenwood Memorial Gardens (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Hercules.
      • Sherwood Park is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Hercules.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon Lynn Strate<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Hercules and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Hercules to Edmonton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,250 miles [10,058.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,017 miles [11,292.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hercules. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hercules) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hercules. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.4333, Longitude: -113.3333    
<2>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 Hercules 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.
<3>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 Hercules, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Hercules to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.684 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.589 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.07 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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