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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Lacombe to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) is 1,769 miles [2,846.9 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,318 miles [10,167.8 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 7,084 miles [11,400.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,166 miles [8,313.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lacombe ...

While the name Lacombe is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Louisiana

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Lacombe, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lacombe ...

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.

Birchcliff   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest of Lacombe   [Map]
Gull Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Half Moon Bay   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mirror   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Deer   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Rosedale Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Springbrook   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunbreaker Cove   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Lacombe. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

George Trenholm Allen
  Professional hockey. He was born on Monday July 27, 1914 and died in Red Deer (Alberta) on Monday March 27, 2000 at an age of 85. He was buried at Alto Reste Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Red Deer [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Lacombe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Trenholm Allen<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lacombe: www.lacombe.ca/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Lacombe. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lacombe) 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 Lacombe. 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 Lacombe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lacombe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4667, Longitude: -113.7333     [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 Lacombe 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 334.00 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.866 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.506 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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