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Communities Also Named North Star ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name North Star.

Within Alberta, the name North Star is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these fourteen communities, .

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This North Star lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<1> to the south.
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    • California
      • Yuba County
      • This North Star is located in Yuba County and lies 1,202 miles [1,934.4 km]<1> to the south.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yuba County community of North Star.
    • Colorado
      • Gunnison County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Gunnison County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gunnison County community of North Star.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This North Star is located in New Castle County and lies 2,207 miles [3,551.8 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of North Star.
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Michigan
      • Gratiot County
      • This North Star is located in Gratiot County and lies 1,716 miles [2,761.6 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gratiot County community of North Star.
    • Minnesota
      • Martin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of North Star [Martin County].
      • Nicollet County
      • This North Star is located in Nicollet County and lies 1,336 miles [2,150.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nicollet County community of North Star.
    • Nebraska
      • Nance County
      • This North Star is located in Nance County and lies 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km]<1> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nance County community of North Star.
    • Ohio
      • Darke County
      • This North Star is located in Darke County and lies 1,862 miles [2,996.6 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Darke County community of North Star.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of North Star [Allegheny County].
    • Texas
      • Archer County
      • Although located in Archer County, we don't know the location within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Archer County community of North Star.
    • Wisconsin
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of North Star [Crawford County].
      • Portage County
      • This North Star is located in Portage County and lies 1,477 miles [2,377 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of North Star.

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Star ...

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.

  • Chinook Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chinook Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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    • Chinook Valley lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of North Star
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  • Deadwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deadwood
    • Deadwood lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of North Star
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  • Lone Star
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Star came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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    • Lone Star lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of North Star
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How Far From North Star 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 North Star to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 280 miles [450.6 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from North Star to Edmonton, with an average speed<5>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 16 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) is 1,941 miles [3,123.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 111 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,106 miles [9,826.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,867 miles [11,051.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,020 miles [8,078.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Star. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Star) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for North Star. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North Star

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Star. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.8573, Longitude: -117.6248    
<2>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 North Star, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 North Star 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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 North Star to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 337.174 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.783 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.384 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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