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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Pollockville 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 1,677 miles [2,698.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,360 miles [10,235.4 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 7,128 miles [11,471.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,181 miles [8,338 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pollockville ...

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


Communities Outside of Alberta

Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Pollockville, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,651 miles [2,657 km] to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Pollockville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pollockville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pollockville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pollockville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pollockville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1000, Longitude: -111.5833     [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 Pollockville 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 332.253 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 332.764 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.327 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pollockville.