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Communities Also Named Holden ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Holden.

Within Alberta, the name Holden is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another seventeen communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these seventeen communities, one is located in Canada and the other sixteen communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • San Joaquin County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Holden [San Joaquin County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Holden is located in Hillsborough County and lies 2,309 miles [3,716 km]<2> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Holden.
    • Illinois
      • Perry County
      • This Holden is located in Perry County and lies 1,514 miles [2,436.5 km]<2> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Holden.
    • Louisiana
      • Livingston Parish
      • This Holden is located in Livingston Parish and lies 1,905 miles [3,065.8 km]<2> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston Parish community of Holden.
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • This Holden is located in Penobscot County and lies 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km]<2> to the east.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Penobscot County community of Holden.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Holden is located in Worcester County and lies 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km]<2> to the east.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Holden.
    • Minnesota
      • Goodhue County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Holden [Goodhue County].
    • Missouri
      • Johnson County
      • This Holden is located in Johnson County and lies 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km]<2> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Holden.
    • Ohio
      • Auglaize County
      • This Holden is located in Auglaize County and lies 1,580 miles [2,542.8 km]<2> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Auglaize County community of Holden.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clarion County
      • This Holden is located in Clarion County and lies 1,736 miles [2,793.8 km]<2> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Holden.
    • Quebec
      • This Holden lies 1,533 miles [2,467.1 km]<2> to the east.
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    • South Carolina
      • Oconee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Holden [Oconee County].
    • Texas
      • Limestone County
      • This Holden is located in Limestone County and lies 1,684 miles [2,710.1 km]<2> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Limestone County community of Holden.
    • Utah
      • Millard County
      • This Holden is located in Millard County and lies 975 miles [1,569.1 km]<2> to the south.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Millard County community of Holden.
    • Vermont
      • Rutland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Vermont community of Holden [Rutland County].
    • Washington
      • Chelan County
      • This Holden is located in Chelan County and lies 509 miles [819.2 km]<2> to the southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chelan County community of Holden.
    • West Virginia
      • Logan County
      • This Holden is located in Logan County and lies 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km]<2> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Holden.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Holden ...

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.

  • Bruce
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
    • Bruce lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Holden
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  • Daysland
  • Hay Lakes
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay Lakes
    • Hay Lakes lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the west of Holden
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  • Inland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inland
    • Inland lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Holden
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  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Kingman
    • Poe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poe came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poe
      • Poe lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Holden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poe
    • Round Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Hill
      • Round Hill lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Holden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Hill
    • Viking
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viking came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viking
      • Viking lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Holden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viking
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Viking<5>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 56 miles [90.1 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Holden to Edmonton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,708 miles [2,748.8 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 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,242 miles [10,045.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,009 miles [11,279.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,085 miles [8,183.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Holden. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Holden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Holden) 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 Holden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Holden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2332, Longitude: -112.2351    
<3>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 Holden 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Holden to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.798 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.569 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.374 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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