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Raven, Alberta

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The location of Raven

Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Raven to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,355 miles [10,227.4 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 7,121 miles [11,460.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,206 miles [8,378.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Raven ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Raven.

While the name Raven is unique within Alberta, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Edgar County

Our profile page for Raven, Edgar County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,532 miles [2,465.5 km] to the East Southeast.


Knott County

Our profile page for Raven, Knott County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,832 miles [2,948.3 km] to the East Southeast.


Brown County

Our profile page for Raven, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the Southeast.


Tazewell County

Our profile page for Raven, Tazewell County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,885 miles [3,033.6 km] to the East Southeast.

West Virginia

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Raven, Nicholas County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Raven ...

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.

Birchcliff   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast of Raven   [Map]

Condor   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Dickson   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Eagle Hill   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Half Moon Bay   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Leslieville   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Markerville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Spruce View   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Sunbreaker Cove   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Raven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.0833, Longitude: -114.4833     [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 Raven 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 334.60 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.518 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.066 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 Raven 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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