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Iron Springs, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Iron Springs to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 252 miles [405.6 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Iron Springs to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,454 miles [10,386.7 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 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,274 miles [8,487.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Iron Springs ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Iron Springs.

While the name Iron Springs is unique within Alberta, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Yavapai County

Our profile page for Iron Springs, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the South


Nevada County

Our profile page for Iron Springs, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,478 miles [2,378.6 km] to the Southeast

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Iron Springs, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km] to the Southeast


Otero County

Our profile page for Iron Springs, Otero County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Otero County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Iron Springs, San Miguel County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in San Miguel County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Our profile page for Iron Springs
This community is historic.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Adams County

Our profile page for Iron Springs, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,843 miles [2,966 km] to the East

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Iron County

Our profile page for Iron Springs, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the South

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Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for Iron Springs, Grays Harbor County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Iron Springs ...

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.

Champion   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest of Iron Springs   [Map]
Chin   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Coaldale   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Diamond City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Enchant   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maybutt (Historic)   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Monarch   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Picture Butte   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Raymond   -   31 miles [49.9 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 'straight-line' distance starting from Iron Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Iron Springs) 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 Iron Springs. 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 Iron Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9281, Longitude: -112.6860     [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 Iron Springs 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 333.108 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.64 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.228 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 Iron Springs 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 Iron Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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