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Communities Also Named Rich Valley ...

We have found four communities that share the name Rich Valley.

Within Alberta, the name Rich Valley is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Minnesota
      • Dakota County
      • This Rich Valley is located in Dakota County and lies 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dakota County community of Rich Valley.
    • Ohio
      • Noble County
      • This Rich Valley is located in Noble County and lies 1,807 miles [2,908.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Noble County community of Rich Valley.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cameron County
      • This Rich Valley is located in Cameron County and lies 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cameron County community of Rich Valley.
    • Virginia
      • Smyth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Rich Valley [Smyth County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rich Valley ...

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.

  • Birch Cove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Cove
    • Birch Cove lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rich Valley
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  • Castle Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Island
    • Castle Island lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Rich Valley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Island
  • Cosmo
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmo
    • Cosmo lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Rich Valley
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  • Gunn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunn
    • Gunn lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Rich Valley
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Highridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highridge
      • Highridge lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rich Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highridge
    • Rolling Heights
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Heights
      • Rolling Heights lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rich Valley
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    • Silver Sands
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Sands
      • Silver Sands lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Rich Valley
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    • Sunrise Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Beach
      • Sunrise Beach lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Rich Valley
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    • Sunset Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Point
      • Sunset Point lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Rich Valley
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    • Yellowstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowstone came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowstone
      • Yellowstone lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rich Valley
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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 Rich Valley. 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.

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    • Greg Polis     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Westlock (Alberta) on Tueday August 8, 1950 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday March 18, 2018 at the age of 67. He is buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Westlock is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Rich Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Polis<4>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Rich Valley to Edmonton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,797 miles [2,892 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,243 miles [10,047.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,008 miles [11,278.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,107 miles [8,218.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rich Valley. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rich Valley) 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 Rich Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rich Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rich Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8500, Longitude: -114.3500    
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Rich Valley 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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Rich Valley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.509 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.555 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.678 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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