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The location of New Sarepta









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From New Sarepta 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 village such as New Sarepta to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from New Sarepta to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,746 miles [2,809.9 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 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 6,257 miles [10,069.7 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 7,023 miles [11,302.4 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>

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Sarepta ...

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.

Beverly   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest of New Sarepta   [Map]

Cooking Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Gold Bar   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Half Moon Lake   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Hay Lakes   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hazeldean   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hercules   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rolly View   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Round Hill   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Virginia Park   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding New Sarepta. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

August Solberg 'Gus' Marker

Professional hockey. He was born in Wetaskiwin (Alberta) on Tueday August 1, 1905 and died in Kingston (Ontario) on Tueday October 7, 1997 at an age of 92. He was buried at Cataraqui Cemetery (Frontenac County, Ontario) [Map].

Wetaskiwin [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of New Sarepta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August Solberg 'Gus' Marker<7>

John M. 'Red' Pollard

Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at an age of 71. He was buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island) [Map].

Edmonton [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of New Sarepta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard

Hank Smith     (Born as Heinz Theodor Schmitz)

Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) [Map] on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at an age of 68.

Edmonton [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of New Sarepta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Sarepta. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Sarepta) 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 New Sarepta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Sarepta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Sarepta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2750, Longitude: -113.1475     [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 New Sarepta 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 333.533 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.405 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.974 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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