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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Monarch to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 259 miles [416.8 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Monarch to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>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 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,748 miles [2,813.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,471 miles [10,414.1 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 7,239 miles [11,650 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,293 miles [8,518.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Monarch ...

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.

Champion   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North of Monarch   [Map]

Chin   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Coaldale   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Diamond City   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Iron Springs   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Picture Butte   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Raymond   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Stand Off   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Woodhouse   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Communities Also Named Monarch ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Monarch.

While the name Monarch is unique within Alberta, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

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Arkansas

Marion County

Our profile page for Monarch, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,371 miles [2,206.4 km] to the Southeast.

Colorado

Chaffee County

Our profile page for Monarch, Chaffee County   [Map]

Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Florida

Sumter County

Our profile page for Monarch, Sumter County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,174 miles [3,498.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

McLean County

Our profile page for Monarch, McLean County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in McLean County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Monarch, Cherokee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cherokee County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Kentucky

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Monarch, Hopkins County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Hopkins County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Monarch, Jones County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Monarch, Saint Louis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Monarch, Cascade County   [Map]

Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Monarch, Lincoln County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Nye County

Our profile page for Monarch, Nye County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the South Southwest.

Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Monarch, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,753 miles [2,821.2 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Monarch, Washington County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

South Carolina

Union County

Our profile page for Monarch, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,896 miles [3,051.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Utah

Duchesne County

Our profile page for Monarch, Duchesne County   [Map]

Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Virginia

Lee County

Our profile page for Monarch, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,739 miles [2,798.6 km] to the East Southeast.

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Monarch, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,746 miles [2,809.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Wyoming

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Monarch, Sheridan County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the Southeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Monarch. 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' (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- Monarch) 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 Monarch. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Monarch

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monarch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8000, Longitude: -113.1167     [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 Monarch 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 333.45 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.019 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.524 degrees.

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<7>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 Monarch 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.

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<8>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 Monarch, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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