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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for High Point Estates.

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How Far From High Point Estates 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 High Point Estates to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in High Point Estates to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 174 miles [280 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from High Point Estates to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,408 miles [10,312.7 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 7,175 miles [11,547 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,245 miles [8,441 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named High Point Estates ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name High Point Estates.

While the name High Point Estates is unique within Alberta, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for High Point Estates, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,285 miles [3,677.4 km] to the East Southeast

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for High Point Estates, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,952 miles [3,141.4 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for High Point Estates, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,952 miles [3,141.4 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near High Point Estates ...

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.

Coral Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of High Point Estates   [Map]
Deer Run   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Forest Lawn   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Haysboro   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Highwood   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Janet   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Vista Heights   -   10 miles [16.1 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 High Point Estates. 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.

Henry 'Hank' Bassen
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday December 6, 1932 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 29, 2009 at an age of 76. He was buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of High Point Estates

Calgary [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of High Point Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Hank' Bassen<7>
 
Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Saturday October 4, 1913 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday April 9, 1993 at an age of 79. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).

Calgary [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of High Point Estates

Calgary [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of High Point Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham
 
Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton
  Professional hockey. He was born in Russell (Manitoba) on Friday July 23, 1897 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday March 15, 1987 at an age of 89. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of High Point Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton
 
James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday January 16, 1962 at an age of 57. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of High Point Estates

Calgary [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of High Point Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
 
Owen James Hart
  Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 7, 1965 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday May 23, 1999 at an age of 34. He was buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of High Point Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen James Hart
 
Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Sandon (British Columbia) on Sunday May 31, 1903 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Monday February 9, 1981 at an age of 77. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of High Point Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
 
Paul Ivan Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday November 2, 1906 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday September 13, 1991 at an age of 84. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of High Point Estates

Calgary [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of High Point Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Ivan Thompson

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The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Point Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0304, Longitude: -113.7821     [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 High Point Estates 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 334.015 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.767 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.77 degrees.

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<7>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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