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Curious and Interesting Names Near Holmes Crossing ...

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.

  • Birch Cove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Cove
    • Birch Cove lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Holmes Crossing
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  • Cosmo
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmo
    • Cosmo lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Holmes Crossing
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  • Fawcett
  • Flatbush
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    • Freedom
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
      • Freedom lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Holmes Crossing
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    • Green Court
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Court came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Court
      • Green Court lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Holmes Crossing
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    • Lone Pine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Pine came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Pine
      • Lone Pine lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Holmes Crossing
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    • Tiger Lily
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiger Lily came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiger Lily
      • Tiger Lily lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Holmes Crossing
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How Far From Holmes Crossing 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 community such as Holmes Crossing to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 72 miles [115.9 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Holmes Crossing to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,815 miles [2,921 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 104 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,220 miles [10,010.1 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 6,985 miles [11,241.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,091 miles [8,193.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Holmes Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holmes Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.3167, Longitude: -114.7333    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Holmes Crossing 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 334.821 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.945 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.854 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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