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Communities Also Named Island Lake ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Island Lake.

Within Alberta, the name Island Lake is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these ten communities, three are located in Canada and eight are in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Orange County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Island Lake [Orange County].
    • Illinois
      • McHenry County
      • This Island Lake is located in McHenry County and lies 1,434 miles [2,307.8 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McHenry County community of Island Lake.
    • Manitoba
      • This Island Lake lies 755 miles [1,215.1 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Lake
    • Michigan
      • Livingston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Island Lake [Livingston County].
    • Minnesota
      • Beltrami County
      • This Island Lake is located in Beltrami County and lies 932 miles [1,499.9 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beltrami County community of Island Lake.
      • Lyon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Island Lake [Lyon County].
    • North Dakota
      • Rolette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Island Lake [Rolette County].
    • Ontario
      • This Island Lake lies 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Lake
    • Washington
      • Kitsap County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Island Lake [Kitsap County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Rusk County
      • This Island Lake is located in Rusk County and lies 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rusk County community of Island Lake.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Island Lake ...

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.

  • Amber Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amber Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amber Valley
    • Amber Valley lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Island Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amber Valley
  • Calling Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calling Lake
    • Calling Lake lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Island Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calling Lake
  • Fawcett
  • Flatbush
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Hondo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hondo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hondo
      • Hondo lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Island Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hondo
    • Larkspur
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larkspur
      • Larkspur lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Island Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larkspur
    • Mirror Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mirror Landing came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mirror Landing
      • Mirror Landing lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Island Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mirror Landing
    • Properity
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Properity came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Properity
      • Properity lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Island Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Properity
    • Spruce Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Valley
      • Spruce Valley lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Island Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Valley
    • Sunset Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
      • Sunset Beach lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Island Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach
    • Whispering Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Hills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Hills
      • Whispering Hills lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Island Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Hills
    • White Gull
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Gull came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Gull
      • White Gull lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Island Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Gull

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Island Lake 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 5 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 1,770 miles [2,848.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,167 miles [9,924.8 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 6,932 miles [11,156 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,033 miles [8,099.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Island Lake 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.
<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- Island Lake) 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 Island Lake. 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 Island Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Island Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.8423, Longitude: -113.5531    
<3>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.
<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 Island Lake 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 333.861 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.906 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.954 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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