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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Langdon to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 177 miles [284.9 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Langdon to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 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 6,409 miles [10,314.3 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 7,176 miles [11,548.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,245 miles [8,441 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Langdon ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Langdon.

While the name Langdon is unique within Alberta, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alberta

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Alabama

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Langdon, Cherokee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Meriwether County

Our profile page for Langdon, Meriwether County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Jackson County

Our profile page for Langdon, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Iowa

Clay County

Our profile page for Langdon, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Langdon, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,322 miles [2,127.6 km] to the Southeast

Reno County

Our profile page for Langdon, Reno County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,175 miles [1,891 km] to the Southeast

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Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Langdon, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for Langdon, Atchison County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,134 miles [1,825 km] to the Southeast

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Langdon, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,986 miles [3,196.2 km] to the East

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New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Langdon, Broome County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,877 miles [3,020.7 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Langdon, Rockingham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rockingham County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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North Dakota

Cavalier County

Our profile page for Langdon, Cavalier County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Langdon   [Map]
Distance: About 1,311 miles [2,109.8 km] to the East

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Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Langdon, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Erie County

Our profile page for Langdon, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km] to the East

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Langdon, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,908 miles [3,070.6 km] to the East

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Langdon, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,848 miles [2,974.1 km] to the East

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Langdon, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Langdon ...

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.

Coral Springs   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest of Langdon   [Map]
Deer Run   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Forest Lawn   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Haysboro   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Highwood   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Janet   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Nightingale   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]
Vista Heights   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [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 Langdon. 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.

Henry 'Hank' Bassen
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday December 6, 1932 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 29, 2009 at an age of 76. He was buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Langdon

Calgary [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Langdon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Hank' Bassen<9>
 
Joe Clark     (Charles Joseph Clark)
  20th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1979 - March 1980). He was born in High River (Alberta) on Monday June 5, 1939

High River [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Langdon
 
Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Saturday October 4, 1913 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday April 9, 1993 at an age of 79. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).

Calgary [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Langdon

Calgary [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Langdon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham
 
Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton
  Professional hockey. He was born in Russell (Manitoba) on Friday July 23, 1897 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday March 15, 1987 at an age of 89. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Langdon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton
 
James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday January 16, 1962 at an age of 57. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Langdon

Calgary [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Langdon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
 
Owen James Hart
  Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 7, 1965 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday May 23, 1999 at an age of 34. He was buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Langdon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen James Hart
 
Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Sandon (British Columbia) on Sunday May 31, 1903 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Monday February 9, 1981 at an age of 77. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Langdon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
 
Paul Ivan Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday November 2, 1906 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday September 13, 1991 at an age of 84. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Langdon

Calgary [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Langdon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Ivan Thompson

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Langdon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.9780, Longitude: -113.6721     [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 Langdon 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 333.926 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.66 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.707 degrees.

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<7>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 Langdon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Langdon 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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<9>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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