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Curious and Interesting Names Near Meso West ...

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.

  • Castle Island
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    • Castle Island lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Meso West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Gunn
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunn
    • Gunn lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Meso West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Keephills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keephills
    • Keephills lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Meso West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keephills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Rolling Heights
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Heights
    • Rolling Heights lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Meso West.
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  • Silver Sands
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    • Silver Sands lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Meso West.
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  • Stony Plain
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Plain
    • Stony Plain lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Meso West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Plain came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Plain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stony Plain<3>
  • Sunset Point
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Point
    • Sunset Point lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Meso West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Yellowstone
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowstone
    • Yellowstone lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Meso West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowstone came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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How Far From Meso West to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Meso West to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Meso West to Edmonton, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,795 miles [2,888.8 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 71 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,258 miles [10,071.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,024 miles [11,304 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,120 miles [8,239.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Meso West) 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 Meso West. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Meso WestOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meso West. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5923, Longitude: -114.3058    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Meso West to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.472 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.493 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.694 degrees.




 

 

 

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