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Pocahontas, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 183 miles [294.5 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Pocahontas to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,343 miles [10,208.1 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 7,106 miles [11,436 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,231 miles [8,418.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pocahontas ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Pocahontas.

While the name Pocahontas is unique within Alberta, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Walker County

Our profile page for Pocahontas, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,998 miles [3,215.5 km] to the East Southeast


Randolph County

Our profile page for Pocahontas, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,746 miles [2,809.9 km] to the East Southeast


Bond County

Our profile page for Pocahontas, Bond County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km] to the East Southeast


Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Pocahontas, Pocahontas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,285 miles [2,068 km] to the East Southeast

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Hinds County

Our profile page for Pocahontas, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,977 miles [3,181.7 km] to the Southeast

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Cape Girardeau County

Our profile page for Pocahontas, Cape Girardeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Baker County

Our profile page for Pocahontas, Baker County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the South

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Somerset County

Our profile page for Pocahontas, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,039 miles [3,281.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Coffee County

Our profile page for Pocahontas, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,958 miles [3,151.1 km] to the East Southeast

Hardeman County

Our profile page for Pocahontas, Hardeman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,887 miles [3,036.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Pocahontas, Chesterfield County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Chesterfield County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Petersburg City

Our profile page for Pocahontas, Petersburg City   [Map]
Distance: About 2,216 miles [3,566.3 km] to the East Southeast

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Pocahontas, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Pocahontas. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2000, Longitude: -117.9167     [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 Pocahontas 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 337.41 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 338.792 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 324.195 degrees.

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<7>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.

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<8>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pocahontas.