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The location of Leduc









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Leduc 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 city such as Leduc to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Leduc 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 6 hours.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,763 miles [2,837.3 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 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,265 miles [10,082.5 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 7,031 miles [11,315.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Leduc ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Leduc.

While the name Leduc is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Idaho

Blaine County

Our profile page for Leduc, Blaine County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the South.

Missouri

Gasconade County

Our profile page for Leduc, Gasconade County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,472 miles [2,369 km] to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leduc ...

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   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North of Leduc   [Map]

Cooking Lake   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gold Bar   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Hay Lakes   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Hazeldean   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Hercules   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pipestone   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rolly View   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Virginia Park   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Woodland Park   -   15 miles [24.1 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 Leduc. 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.

August Solberg 'Gus' Marker

Professional hockey. He was born in Wetaskiwin (Alberta) on Tueday August 1, 1905 and died in Kingston (Ontario) on Tueday October 7, 1997 at an age of 92. He was buried at Cataraqui Cemetery (Frontenac County, Ontario) [Map].

Wetaskiwin [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Leduc

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August Solberg 'Gus' Marker<8>

John M. 'Red' Pollard

Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at an age of 71. He was buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island) [Map].

Edmonton [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Leduc

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard

Hank Smith     (Born as Heinz Theodor Schmitz)

Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) [Map] on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at an age of 68.

Edmonton [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Leduc

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Leduc: www.leduc.ca/

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- Leduc) 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 Leduc. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leduc

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leduc. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2648, Longitude: -113.5525     [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 Leduc 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 333.86 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.774 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.247 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 Leduc, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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