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Monitor, Alberta

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The location of Monitor

Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Monitor to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,634 miles [2,629.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,286 miles [10,116.3 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 7,054 miles [11,352.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,107 miles [8,218.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Monitor ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Monitor.

While the name Monitor is unique within Alberta, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Yuma County

Our profile page for Monitor, Yuma County

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

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


Tippecanoe County

Our profile page for Monitor, Tippecanoe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,379 miles [2,219.3 km] to the East Southeast.


McPherson County

Our profile page for Monitor, McPherson County

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

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


Trimble County

Our profile page for Monitor, Trimble County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,521 miles [2,447.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Bay County

Our profile page for Monitor, Bay County

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

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


Nye County

Our profile page for Monitor, Nye County

This community is historic.<8>

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

New Jersey

Hudson County

Our profile page for Monitor, Hudson County

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

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


Clackamas County

Our profile page for Monitor, Clackamas County   [Map]

Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Southwest.


Amherst County

Our profile page for Monitor, Amherst County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,812 miles [2,916.1 km] to the East Southeast.


Chelan County

Our profile page for Monitor, Chelan County   [Map]

Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the West Southwest.

West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Monitor, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,687 miles [2,715 km] to the East Southeast.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Monitor, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Monitor ...

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.

Cactus Lake (SK)   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the East of Monitor   [Map]

Chinook   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Consort   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Cosine (SK)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Czar   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Superb (SK)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Throne   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Veteran   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 from Point A (ie- Monitor) 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 Monitor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Monitor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monitor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.9783, Longitude: -110.5714     [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 Monitor 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 331.457 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.938 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.511 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Monitor 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 Monitor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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