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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Rochester to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,764 miles [2,838.9 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 69 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,194 miles [9,968.3 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 6,960 miles [11,201 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,056 miles [8,136.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rochester ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Rochester.

While the name Rochester is unique within Alberta, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

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California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Rochester, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,414 miles [2,275.6 km] to the South

Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Rochester, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,497 miles [2,409.2 km] to the East Southeast

Wabash County

Our profile page for Rochester, Wabash County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,631 miles [2,624.8 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Fulton County

Our profile page for Rochester, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,548 miles [2,491.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Iowa

Cedar County

Our profile page for Rochester, Cedar County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Anderson County

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

Atchison County

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

Cloud County

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

Meade County

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

Neosho County

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

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Butler County

Our profile page for Rochester, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

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

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Rochester, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,112 miles [3,398.9 km] to the East

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Rochester, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,586 miles [2,552.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Minnesota

Olmsted County

Our profile page for Rochester, Olmsted County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Andrew County

Our profile page for Rochester, Andrew County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km] to the Southeast

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Montana

Deer Lodge County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Rochester, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the South

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Nevada

Pershing County

Our profile page for Rochester, Pershing County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the South Southwest

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New Hampshire

Strafford County

Our profile page for Rochester, Strafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the East

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Rochester, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,779 miles [2,863 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Robeson County

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

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Ohio

Champaign County

Our profile page for Rochester, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,690 miles [2,719.8 km] to the East Southeast

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Rochester, Coshocton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Coshocton County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Lorain County

Our profile page for Rochester, Lorain County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,690 miles [2,719.8 km] to the East Southeast

Noble County

Our profile page for Rochester, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,781 miles [2,866.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Beaver County

Our profile page for Rochester, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Haskell County

Our profile page for Rochester, Haskell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Rochester, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,941 miles [3,123.7 km] to the East

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Washington

Thurston County

Our profile page for Rochester, Thurston County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Southwest

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Wisconsin

Racine County

Our profile page for Rochester, Racine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rochester ...

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.

Clyde   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest of Rochester   [Map]
Fawcett   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hollow Lake   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Larkspur   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Legal   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Opal   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sprucefield   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunset Beach   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Weasel Creek   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Whispering Hills   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [Map]
White Gull   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rochester. 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 that begins in Rochester. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rochester) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rochester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rochester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rochester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.3714, Longitude: -113.4553     [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 Rochester 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 333.784 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.779 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.978 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 Rochester 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 Rochester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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