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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 238 miles [383 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Peoria to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,960 miles [3,154.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,195 miles [9,969.9 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 6,956 miles [11,194.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,104 miles [8,214.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Peoria ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Peoria.

While the name Peoria is unique within Alberta, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Peoria, Maricopa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,548 miles [2,491.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Arkansas

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Peoria, Sebastian County

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

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

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Peoria, Arapahoe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,277 miles [2,055.1 km] to the Southeast.

Florida

Clay County

Our profile page for Peoria, Clay County

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

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

Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Peoria, Peoria County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,651 miles [2,657 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Peoria, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,889 miles [3,040.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Miami County

Our profile page for Peoria, Miami County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,783 miles [2,869.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Iowa

Mahaska County

Our profile page for Peoria, Mahaska County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,505 miles [2,422.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Peoria, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,522 miles [2,449.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Peoria, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,586 miles [2,552.4 km] to the Southeast.

Mississippi

Amite County

Our profile page for Peoria, Amite County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,156 miles [3,469.7 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for Peoria, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Nebraska

Knox County

Our profile page for Peoria, Knox County

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

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

New York

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Peoria, Wyoming County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,984 miles [3,192.9 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Watauga County

Our profile page for Peoria, Watauga County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,157 miles [3,471.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Peoria, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,889 miles [3,040.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Union County

Our profile page for Peoria, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,895 miles [3,049.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Oklahoma

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Peoria, Ottawa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,697 miles [2,731.1 km] to the Southeast.

Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Peoria, Linn County   [Map]

Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Texas

Hill County

Our profile page for Peoria, Hill County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km] to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Peoria ...

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.

Bluesky   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the North of Peoria   [Map]

Crooked Creek   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Gage   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Poplar Ridge   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Scotswood   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sexsmith   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Spirit River   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Tangent   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Teepee Creek   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

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About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Peoria. 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' (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- Peoria) 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 Peoria. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Peoria

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peoria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.6167, Longitude: -118.2833     [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 Peoria 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 337.724 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.313 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.063 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 Peoria 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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