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Hilliard, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Hilliard to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,724 miles [2,774.5 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 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,227 miles [10,021.4 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 6,994 miles [11,255.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hilliard ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Hilliard.

While the name Hilliard is unique within Alberta, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Walker County

Our profile page for Hilliard, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,837 miles [2,956.4 km] to the Southeast


Nassau County

Our profile page for Hilliard, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,196 miles [3,534.1 km] to the Southeast


Tazewell County

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


Butler County

Our profile page for Hilliard, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,568 miles [2,523.5 km] to the Southeast

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Ocean County

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

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Hilliard, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,657 miles [2,666.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Our profile page for Hilliard
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Carroll County

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

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Uinta County

Our profile page for Hilliard, Uinta County   [Map]
Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the South

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hilliard ...

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.

Chipman   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Hilliard   [Map]
Cooking Lake   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Deerland   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Half Moon Lake   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Inland   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kingman   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Poe   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Star   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hilliard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5849, Longitude: -112.5823     [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 Hilliard 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 333.078 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.916 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.539 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 Hilliard 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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