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Red Willow, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Red Willow to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,720 miles [2,768.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,297 miles [10,134 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 7,064 miles [11,368.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Red Willow ...

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

Communities Outside of Alberta


Red Willow County

Our profile page for Red Willow, Red Willow County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km] to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Red Willow ...

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.

Alliance   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the East of Red Willow   [Map]

Big Valley   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Byemoor   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Daysland   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Galahad   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Leo   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Meeting Creek   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mirror   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]

New Norway   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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- Red Willow) 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 Red Willow. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red Willow

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Willow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4502, Longitude: -112.5720     [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 Red Willow 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 333.064 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.803 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.74 degrees.

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