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Communities Also Named High Prairie ...

We have found five communities that share the name High Prairie.

Within Alberta, the name High Prairie is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Saint Clair County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of High Prairie [Saint Clair County].
    • Kansas
      • Atchison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of High Prairie [Atchison County].
      • Leavenworth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of High Prairie [Leavenworth County].
    • Missouri
      • Webster County
      • This High Prairie is located in Webster County and lies 1,670 miles [2,687.6 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Prairie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of High Prairie.
    • Texas
      • Madison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of High Prairie [Madison County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near High Prairie ...

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.

  • Driftpile
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Driftpile came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driftpile
    • Driftpile lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of High Prairie
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftpile
  • Guy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guy
    • Guy lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of High Prairie
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guy
  • Heart River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heart River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heart River
    • Heart River lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of High Prairie
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heart River
  • Kathleen
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kathleen
    • Kathleen lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of High Prairie
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    • New Fish Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Fish Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Fish Creek
      • New Fish Creek lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the west of High Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Fish Creek
    • Salt Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Prairie came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Prairie
      • Salt Prairie lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of High Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Prairie
    • Springburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springburn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springburn
      • Springburn lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northwest of High Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springburn
    • Sunset House
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset House came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset House
      • Sunset House lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of High Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset House

How Far From High Prairie 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 town such as High Prairie to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 176 miles [283.2 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from High Prairie to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>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) is 1,889 miles [3,040.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 74 days and walking would take 108 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,179 miles [9,944.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,942 miles [11,172.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for High Prairie: www.highprairie.ca/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 High Prairie 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.
<2>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- High Prairie) 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 Prairie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from High Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.4333, Longitude: -116.4833    
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Prairie to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 336.247 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.638 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.85 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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