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Communities Also Named Rainier ...

We have found two communities that share the name Rainier.

Within Alberta, the name Rainier is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Oregon
      • Columbia County
      • This Rainier is located in Columbia County and lies 579 miles [931.8 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Rainier.
    • Washington
      • Thurston County
      • This Rainier is located in Thurston County and lies 539 miles [867.4 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Thurston County community of Rainier.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rainier ...

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.

  • Bow City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bow City
    • Bow City lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainier
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  • Duchess
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duchess came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duchess
    • Duchess lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Rainier
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duchess
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duchess<3>
  • Enchant
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enchant came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enchant
    • Enchant lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainier
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  • Hays
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
    • Hays lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Rainier
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  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Majorville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majorville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majorville
      • Majorville lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Majorville
    • Patricia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patricia came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patricia
      • Patricia lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patricia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patricia<3>
    • Rolling Hills
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainier
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    • Rosemary
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosemary
      • Rosemary lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Rainier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemary

How Far From Rainier to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rainier to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 227 miles [365.3 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Rainier to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,415 miles [10,323.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,183 miles [11,559.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,234 miles [8,423.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.3667, Longitude: -112.0833    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Rainier to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.638 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.139 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.771 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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