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Hilda, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 258 miles [415.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Hilda 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 1,609 miles [2,589.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 63 days and walking would take 92 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,365 miles [10,243.5 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 7,134 miles [11,481.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,169 miles [8,318.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hilda ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Hilda.

While the name Hilda is unique within Alberta, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Lewis County

Our profile page for Hilda, Lewis County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Lewis County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Rowan County

Our profile page for Hilda, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,545 miles [2,486.4 km] to the East Southeast


Jackson County

Our profile page for Hilda, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,770 miles [2,848.5 km] to the Southeast


Benton County

Our profile page for Hilda, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km] to the Southeast

Taney County

Our profile page for Hilda, Taney County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km] to the Southeast

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Our profile page for Hilda   [Map]
Distance: About 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km] to the East

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Barnwell County

Our profile page for Hilda, Barnwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,876 miles [3,019.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Hilda, Guadalupe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Guadalupe County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Hilda, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,785 miles [2,872.7 km] to the South Southeast

Mason County

Our profile page for Hilda, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,484 miles [2,388.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Sussex County

Our profile page for Hilda, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,864 miles [2,999.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Pacific County

Our profile page for Hilda, Pacific County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Hilda. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hilda) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hilda. 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 Hilda

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hilda. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.4833, Longitude: -110.0167     [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 Hilda 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 330.995 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 331.276 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.423 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hilda.