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Holden, Alberta

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The location of Holden

Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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<1> beginning in Holden and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Holden to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,242 miles [10,045.5 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 7,009 miles [11,279.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,085 miles [8,183.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Holden ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Holden.

While the name Holden is unique within Alberta, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Holden, San Joaquin County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,135 miles [1,826.6 km] to the South Southwest.


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Holden, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,309 miles [3,716 km] to the Southeast.


Perry County

Our profile page for Holden, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,514 miles [2,436.5 km] to the Southeast.


Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Holden, Livingston Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,905 miles [3,065.8 km] to the Southeast.


Penobscot County

Our profile page for Holden, Penobscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km] to the East.


Worcester County

Our profile page for Holden, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km] to the East.


Goodhue County

Our profile page for Holden, Goodhue County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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


Johnson County

Our profile page for Holden, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km] to the Southeast.


Auglaize County

Our profile page for Holden, Auglaize County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,580 miles [2,542.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Clarion County

Our profile page for Holden, Clarion County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,736 miles [2,793.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Our profile page for Holden   [Map]

Distance: About 1,533 miles [2,467.1 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Holden, Oconee County

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

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


Limestone County

Our profile page for Holden, Limestone County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,684 miles [2,710.1 km] to the Southeast.


Millard County

Our profile page for Holden, Millard County   [Map]

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


Rutland County

Our profile page for Holden, Rutland County

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

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


Chelan County

Our profile page for Holden, Chelan County   [Map]

Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the Southwest.

West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Holden, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km] to the East Southeast.

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

Bruce   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Holden   [Map]

Daysland   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Hay Lakes   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Inland   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Kingman   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Poe   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Round Hill   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Viking   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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- 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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     [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 Holden 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 332.798 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.569 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.374 degrees.

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<7>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.

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<8>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.

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