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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Ramsay to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,412 miles [10,319.1 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 7,179 miles [11,553.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,251 miles [8,450.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ramsay ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Ramsay.

While the name Ramsay is unique within Alberta, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alberta

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Iowa

Kossuth County

Our profile page for Ramsay, Kossuth County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Kossuth County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Louisiana

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Ramsay, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km] to the Southeast

Michigan

Gogebic County

Our profile page for Ramsay, Gogebic County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the East

Mississippi

Harrison County

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

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Montana

Silver Bow County

Our profile page for Ramsay, Silver Bow County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the South

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Nebraska

Deuel County

Our profile page for Ramsay, Deuel County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Deuel County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ramsay
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ramsay ...

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.

Balzac   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North of Ramsay   [Map]
Coral Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Forest Lawn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Janet   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Valley Ridge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Vista Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Ramsay. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton
  Professional hockey. He was born in Russell (Manitoba) on Friday July 23, 1897 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday March 15, 1987 at an age of 89. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Ramsay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton<9>
 
James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday January 16, 1962 at an age of 57. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Ramsay

Calgary [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Ramsay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
 
Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Sandon (British Columbia) on Sunday May 31, 1903 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Monday February 9, 1981 at an age of 77. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Ramsay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
 
Paul Ivan Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday November 2, 1906 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday September 13, 1991 at an age of 84. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Ramsay

Calgary [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Ramsay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Ivan Thompson

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ramsay. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ramsay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0363, Longitude: -114.0412     [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 Ramsay 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 334.224 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.005 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.939 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 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 Ramsay 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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<8>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 Ramsay, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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