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Mountain Park, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Mountain Park once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Mountain Park and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Mountain Park to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>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 1,917 miles [3,085.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 75 days and walking would take 109 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,350 miles [10,219.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,114 miles [11,448.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,230 miles [8,416.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Mountain Park ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Mountain Park.

While the name Mountain Park 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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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Mountain Park, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,007 miles [3,230 km] to the East Southeast.


Hernando County

Our profile page for Mountain Park, Hernando County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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


DeKalb County

Our profile page for Mountain Park, DeKalb County

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

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

Fulton County

Our profile page for Mountain Park, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,067 miles [3,326.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Mountain Park, Gwinnett County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,090 miles [3,363.5 km] to the East Southeast.


Hampden County

Our profile page for Mountain Park, Hampden County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,165 miles [3,484.2 km] to the East.

New Mexico

Otero County

Our profile page for Mountain Park, Otero County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,491 miles [2,399.5 km] to the South Southeast.

North Carolina

Surry County

Our profile page for Mountain Park, Surry County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,089 miles [3,361.9 km] to the East Southeast.


Kiowa County

Our profile page for Mountain Park, Kiowa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,545 miles [2,486.4 km] to the Southeast.


Berks County

Our profile page for Mountain Park, Berks County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,110 miles [3,395.7 km] to the East.

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Mountain Park, Luzerne County

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

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


Davis County

Our profile page for Mountain Park, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mountain Park ...

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.

Entrance   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Northwest of Mountain Park   [Map]

Jasper   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Pocahontas   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mountain Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Mountain Park) 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 Mountain Park. 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 Mountain Park

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.9247, Longitude: -117.2715     [Map].

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<3>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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<4>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 Mountain Park to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 336.879 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.17 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.80 degrees.

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<8>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 Mountain Park 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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