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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 308 miles [495.7 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Owendale to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 18 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,757 miles [2,827.6 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 6,517 miles [10,488.1 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 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,334 miles [8,584.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Owendale ...

While the name Owendale is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Michigan

Huron County

Our profile page for Owendale, Huron County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,462 miles [2,352.9 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Owendale ...

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.

Chief Mountain   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West of Owendale   [Map]

Hill Spring   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hillspring   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mountain View   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Raymond   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Stand Off   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Twin Butte   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Whiskey Gap   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [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 Owendale. 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.

Colin Archibald Low

Filmmaker, director, producer. He was born in Cardston (Alberta) on Saturday July 24, 1926 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Wednesday February 24, 2016 at an age of 89.

Cardston [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Owendale

Fay Wray     (Vina Fay Wray)

Actress. She was born in Cardston (Alberta) on Sunday September 15, 1907 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday August 8, 2004 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cardston [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Owendale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fay Wray<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Owendale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Owendale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.0873, Longitude: -113.2093     [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 Owendale 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 333.501 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.02 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.686 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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