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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 273 miles [439.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Poplar Ridge to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,988 miles [3,199.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 113 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,184 miles [9,952.2 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 6,945 miles [11,176.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Poplar Ridge ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Poplar Ridge.

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


Communities Outside of Alberta

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Alabama

Madison County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Madison County

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

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

Marshall County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,129 miles [3,426.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Craighead County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,926 miles [3,099.6 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Jackson County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,856 miles [2,986.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Will County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Will County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge

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

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,246 miles [3,614.6 km] to the East Southeast.

New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Cayuga County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,070 miles [3,331.3 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Orange County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,304 miles [3,707.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Darke County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,900 miles [3,057.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Dyer County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Dyer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,943 miles [3,127 km] to the East Southeast.

Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Chesapeake City   [Map]

Distance: About 2,377 miles [3,825.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Frederick County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,180 miles [3,508.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Poplar Ridge ...

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.

Blueberry Mountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Poplar Ridge   [Map]

Bluesky   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Bonanza   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Gage   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gordondale   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]

Scotswood   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Silver Valley   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Spirit River   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.9333, Longitude: -118.9833     [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 Poplar Ridge 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 338.30 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.982 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.496 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Poplar Ridge 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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