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Communities Also Named Larkspur ...

We have found five communities that share the name Larkspur.

Within Alberta, the name Larkspur is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Marin County
      • This Larkspur is located in Marin County and lies 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km]<1> to the south southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marin County community of Larkspur.
    • Colorado
      • Douglas County
      • This Larkspur is located in Douglas County and lies 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km]<1> to the south southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Larkspur.
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Larkspur is located in Sullivan County and lies 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Larkspur.
    • Virginia
      • Virginia Beach City
      • This Larkspur is located in Virginia Beach City and lies 2,147 miles [3,455.3 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Virginia Beach City community of Larkspur.
    • Wisconsin
      • Forest County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Larkspur [Forest County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Larkspur ...

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.

  • Clyde
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Larkspur.
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  • Fawcett
  • Flatbush
  • Freedom
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Larkspur.
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  • Island Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Lake
    • Island Lake lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Larkspur.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Lake
  • Sunset Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
    • Sunset Beach lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Larkspur.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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  • Whispering Hills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Hills
    • Whispering Hills lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Larkspur.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Hills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Hills
  • White Gull
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Gull
    • White Gull lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Larkspur.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Gull came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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How Far From Larkspur 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 village such as Larkspur to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 62 miles [99.8 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Larkspur to Edmonton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,776 miles [2,858.2 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 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,196 miles [9,971.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,961 miles [11,202.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,060 miles [8,143.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Larkspur) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Larkspur. 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 LarkspurOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Larkspur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4391, Longitude: -113.7691    
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Larkspur 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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Larkspur to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.038 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.072 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.178 degrees.




 

 

 

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