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Huxley, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Huxley and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Huxley to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,748 miles [2,813.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,343 miles [10,208.1 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 7,111 miles [11,444 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,183 miles [8,341.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Huxley ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Huxley.

While the name Huxley is unique within Alberta, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Story County

Our profile page for Huxley, Story County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km] to the East Southeast.


Laurel County

Our profile page for Huxley, Laurel County

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

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


Custer County

Our profile page for Huxley, Custer County

This community is historic.<8>

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


Churchill County

Our profile page for Huxley, Churchill County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the South Southwest.


Shelby County

Our profile page for Huxley, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,701 miles [2,737.5 km] to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Huxley ...

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.

Acme   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South of Huxley   [Map]

Big Valley   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Byemoor   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Carbon   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Drumheller   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hartshorn   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Olds   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Red Deer   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Springbrook   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sunnyslope   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Three Hills   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Huxley) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Huxley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Huxley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Huxley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.9009, Longitude: -113.2439     [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 Huxley 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 333.598 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.363 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.277 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 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 Huxley 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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<8>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 Huxley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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