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Hinton, Alberta

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The location of Hinton

Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Hinton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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<1> beginning in Hinton and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Hinton 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 1,929 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,325 miles [10,179.1 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 7,088 miles [11,407 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,211 miles [8,386.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hinton ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Hinton.

While the name Hinton is unique within Alberta, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Choctaw County

Our profile page for Hinton, Choctaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,058 miles [3,312 km] to the Southeast.


Nevada County

Our profile page for Hinton, Nevada County   [Map]

Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the South.


Pickens County

Our profile page for Hinton, Pickens County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,066 miles [3,324.9 km] to the East Southeast.


Vermilion County

Our profile page for Hinton, Vermilion County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Vermilion County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Plymouth County

Our profile page for Hinton, Plymouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km] to the East Southeast.


Harrison County

Our profile page for Hinton, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,867 miles [3,004.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Scott County

Our profile page for Hinton, Scott County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Scott County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Boone County

Our profile page for Hinton, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,546 miles [2,488 km] to the East Southeast.

North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Hinton, Guilford County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Guilford County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Wake County

Our profile page for Hinton, Wake County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,225 miles [3,580.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Mercer County

Our profile page for Hinton, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Caddo County

Our profile page for Hinton, Caddo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,548 miles [2,491.3 km] to the Southeast.


Rockingham County

Our profile page for Hinton, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,086 miles [3,357.1 km] to the East Southeast.

West Virginia

Summers County

Our profile page for Hinton, Summers County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,047 miles [3,294.3 km] to the East Southeast.

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bickerdike   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the East of Hinton   [Map]

Entrance   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Jasper   -   41 miles [66 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Medicine Lodge   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Mountain Park (Historic)   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Pocahontas   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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: 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     [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 Hinton 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 337.138 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.497 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.937 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 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.

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