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Communities Also Named Pocahontas ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Pocahontas.

Within Alberta, the name Pocahontas is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Walker County
      • This Pocahontas is located in Walker County and lies 1,998 miles [3,215.5 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Pocahontas.
    • Arkansas
      • Randolph County
      • This Pocahontas is located in Randolph County and lies 1,746 miles [2,809.9 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Pocahontas.
    • Illinois
      • Bond County
      • This Pocahontas is located in Bond County and lies 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bond County community of Pocahontas.
    • Iowa
      • Pocahontas County
      • This Pocahontas is located in Pocahontas County and lies 1,285 miles [2,068 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pocahontas County community of Pocahontas.
    • Mississippi
      • Hinds County
      • This Pocahontas is located in Hinds County and lies 1,977 miles [3,181.7 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hinds County community of Pocahontas.
    • Missouri
      • Cape Girardeau County
      • This Pocahontas is located in Cape Girardeau County and lies 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cape Girardeau County community of Pocahontas.
    • Oregon
      • Baker County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Pocahontas [Baker County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Somerset County
      • This Pocahontas is located in Somerset County and lies 2,039 miles [3,281.5 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Pocahontas.
    • Tennessee
      • Coffee County
      • This Pocahontas is located in Coffee County and lies 1,958 miles [3,151.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Pocahontas.
      • Hardeman County
      • This Pocahontas is located in Hardeman County and lies 1,887 miles [3,036.8 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardeman County community of Pocahontas.
    • Virginia
      • Chesterfield 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 Virginia community of Pocahontas [Chesterfield County].
      • Petersburg City
      • This Pocahontas is located in Petersburg City and lies 2,216 miles [3,566.3 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Petersburg City community of Pocahontas.
      • Tazewell County
      • This Pocahontas is located in Tazewell County and lies 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Pocahontas.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pocahontas ...

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.

  • Entrance
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Entrance came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Entrance
    • Entrance lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pocahontas
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Entrance
  • Jasper
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
    • Jasper lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Pocahontas
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<5>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 183 miles [294.5 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Pocahontas to Edmonton, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,943 miles [3,127 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,343 miles [10,208.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,106 miles [11,436 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,231 miles [8,418.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pocahontas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2000, Longitude: -117.9167    
<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 Pocahontas, 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 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 Pocahontas 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Pocahontas to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 337.41 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.792 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.195 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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