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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Josephburg to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Josephburg to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Josephburg to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,745 miles [2,808.3 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 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 6,228 miles [10,023 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 6,994 miles [11,255.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,081 miles [8,177.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Josephburg ...

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.

Beverly   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest of Josephburg   [Map]
Bon Accord   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Carbondale   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Chipman   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Deerland   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gold Bar   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Half Moon Lake   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Redwater   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Star   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Virginia Park   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Josephburg. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Josephburg) 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 Josephburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Josephburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Josephburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.7153, Longitude: -113.0687     [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 Josephburg 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 333.471 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.371 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.841 degrees.

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