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Curious and Interesting Names Near Magrath ...

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.

  • Chin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chin came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chin
    • Chin lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Magrath
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chin
  • Coaldale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
    • Coaldale lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Magrath
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaldale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coaldale<3>
  • Diamond City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond City
    • Diamond City lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Magrath
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond City
  • Maybutt - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybutt
    • Maybutt was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Magrath
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    • Monarch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
      • Monarch lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Magrath
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
    • Picture Butte
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picture Butte
      • Picture Butte lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the north of Magrath
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picture Butte
    • Raymond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Magrath
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<3>
    • Stand Off
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stand Off
      • Stand Off lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Magrath
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    • Whiskey Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiskey Gap came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiskey Gap
      • Whiskey Gap lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of Magrath
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiskey Gap

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 Magrath. 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.

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    • Colin Archibald Low     (Filmmaker, director, producer)
      • Filmmaker, director, producer. He was born in Cardston (Alberta) on Saturday July 24, 1926 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Wednesday February 24, 2016 at the age of 89.
      • Cardston is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Magrath.
    • Fay Wray     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Cardston (Alberta) on Sunday September 15, 1907 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday August 8, 2004 at the age of 96. She is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Cardston is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Magrath.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fay Wray<4>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 286 miles [460.3 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Magrath to Edmonton, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,740 miles [2,800.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,489 miles [10,443 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 7,258 miles [11,680.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,307 miles [8,540.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Magrath) 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 Magrath. 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 Magrath

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Magrath. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4174, Longitude: -112.8686    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Magrath 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 333.239 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.747 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.421 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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