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Communities Also Named McRae ...

We have found ten communities that share the name McRae.

Within Alberta, the name McRae is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Barbour County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of McRae [Barbour County].
      • Covington County
      • This McRae is located in Covington County and lies 2,039 miles [3,281.5 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRae
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of McRae.
      • Henry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of McRae [Henry County].
    • Arkansas
      • White County
      • This McRae is located in White County and lies 1,636 miles [2,632.9 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRae
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White County community of McRae.
    • Florida
      • Clay County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of McRae [Clay County].
    • Georgia
      • Telfair County
      • This McRae is located in Telfair County and lies 2,087 miles [3,358.7 km]<2> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Telfair County community of McRae.
    • Michigan
      • Dickinson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of McRae [Dickinson County].
    • Montana
      • Big Horn County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of McRae [Big Horn County].
    • Texas
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of McRae [Montgomery County].
    • Virginia
      • Cumberland County
      • This McRae is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,955 miles [3,146.3 km]<2> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of McRae.

Curious and Interesting Names Near McRae ...

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.

  • Beaver Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Lake
    • Beaver Lake lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of McRae
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  • Flat Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Lake
    • Flat Lake lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of McRae
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  • Fork Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Lake
    • Fork Lake lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of McRae
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  • Goodfish Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodfish Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodfish Lake
    • Goodfish Lake lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of McRae
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  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Horseshoe Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Bay
      • Horseshoe Bay lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of McRae
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    • Owlseye
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owlseye came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owlseye
      • Owlseye lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of McRae
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    • Rich Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Lake
      • Rich Lake lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of McRae
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    • Saddle Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddle Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddle Lake
      • Saddle Lake lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of McRae
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    • Snug Cove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snug Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snug Cove
      • Snug Cove lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of McRae
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How Far From McRae 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 McRae to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 91 miles [146.5 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from McRae to Edmonton, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,164 miles [9,920 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 6,930 miles [11,152.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,012 miles [8,066 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McRae. 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 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 McRae 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.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- McRae) 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 McRae. 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 McRae

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McRae. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.3567, Longitude: -111.7139    
<3>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 McRae, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 McRae 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 332.376 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.192 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.806 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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