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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Lea Park 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 community such as Lea Park to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Lea Park and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Lea Park to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,633 miles [2,628.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,180 miles [9,945.7 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 6,948 miles [11,181.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,013 miles [8,067.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lea Park ...

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.

Beaverdam   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the North of Lea Park   [Map]

Blackfoot   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Elk Point   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Frog Lake   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Greenstreet (SK)   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Gurneyville   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Little Fishing Lake (SK)   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Onion Lake (SK)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Paradise Hill (SK)   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Riverview   -   18 miles [29 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 Lea Park. 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.

William Ernest 'Ernie' Kenny

Professional hockey. He was born in Vermilion (Alberta) on Tueday August 20, 1907 and died in Saint Thomas (Ontario) on Tueday June 2, 1970 at an age of 62. He was buried at Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery (Elgin County, Ontario) [Map].

Vermilion [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Lea Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Ernest 'Ernie' Kenny<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lea Park. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lea Park) 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 Lea Park. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lea Park

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lea Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.6544, Longitude: -110.3399     [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 Lea Park 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 331.276 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.888 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.03 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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