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Communities Also Named Hinton ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Hinton.

Within Alberta, the name Hinton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Choctaw County
      • This Hinton is located in Choctaw County and lies 2,058 miles [3,312 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Hinton.
    • California
      • Nevada County
      • This Hinton is located in Nevada County and lies 975 miles [1,569.1 km]<1> to the south.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Hinton.
    • Georgia
      • Pickens County
      • This Hinton is located in Pickens County and lies 2,066 miles [3,324.9 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Hinton.
    • Illinois
      • Vermilion 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 Illinois community of Hinton [Vermilion County].
    • Iowa
      • Plymouth County
      • This Hinton is located in Plymouth County and lies 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of Hinton.
    • Kentucky
      • Harrison County
      • This Hinton is located in Harrison County and lies 1,867 miles [3,004.6 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Hinton.
      • Scott 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 Kentucky community of Hinton [Scott County].
    • Missouri
      • Boone County
      • This Hinton is located in Boone County and lies 1,546 miles [2,488 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Hinton.
    • North Carolina
      • Guilford 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 North Carolina community of Hinton [Guilford County].
      • Wake County
      • This Hinton is located in Wake County and lies 2,225 miles [3,580.8 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Hinton.
    • Ohio
      • Mercer County
      • This Hinton is located in Mercer County and lies 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Hinton.
    • Oklahoma
      • Caddo County
      • This Hinton is located in Caddo County and lies 1,548 miles [2,491.3 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caddo County community of Hinton.
    • Virginia
      • Rockingham County
      • This Hinton is located in Rockingham County and lies 2,086 miles [3,357.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Hinton.
    • West Virginia
      • Summers County
      • This Hinton is located in Summers County and lies 2,047 miles [3,294.3 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summers County community of Hinton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hinton ...

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.

  • Entrance
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Entrance came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Entrance
    • Entrance lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hinton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Entrance
  • Medicine Lodge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medicine Lodge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Lodge
    • Medicine Lodge lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Hinton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Lodge
  • Pocahontas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocahontas came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
    • Pocahontas lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Hinton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 167 miles [268.8 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Hinton 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 1,929 miles [3,104.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 110 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,325 miles [10,179.1 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 7,088 miles [11,407 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,211 miles [8,386.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hinton: www.town.hinton.ab.ca/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hinton) 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 Hinton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hinton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.4023, Longitude: -117.5814    
<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 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 Hinton 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>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 Hinton 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 337.138 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.497 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.937 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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