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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Pine Lake to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Pine Lake to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,758 miles [2,829.2 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 6,335 miles [10,195.2 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 7,102 miles [11,429.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,178 miles [8,333.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pine Lake ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Pine Lake.

While the name Pine Lake is unique within Alberta, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,300 miles [3,701.5 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,943 miles [3,127 km] to the East Southeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km] to the East Southeast

Harris County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Indiana

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, LaPorte County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in LaPorte County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,047 miles [3,294.3 km] to the East

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Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, Allegan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Allegan County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Ingham County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, Ingham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ingham County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Oakland County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, Oakland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Oakland County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Mississippi

Simpson County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,821 miles [2,930.6 km] to the Southeast

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Nebraska

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,117 miles [1,797.6 km] to the Southeast

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New York

Fulton County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, Fulton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fulton County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, Montgomery County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Southwest

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Wisconsin

Iron County

Our profile page for Pine Lake, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pine Lake ...

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.

Big Valley   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East of Pine Lake   [Map]
Birchcliff   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gull Lake   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Markerville   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Mirror   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Deer   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosedale Valley   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Springbrook   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunnyslope   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Three Hills   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [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 Pine Lake. 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.

George Trenholm Allen
  Professional hockey. He was born on Monday July 27, 1914 and died in Red Deer (Alberta) on Monday March 27, 2000 at an age of 85. He was buried at Alto Reste Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Red Deer [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Pine Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Trenholm Allen<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pine Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Pine Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pine Lake) 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 Pine Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pine Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.1140, Longitude: -113.4770     [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 Pine Lake 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 333.788 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.597 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.395 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 Pine Lake 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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<8>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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