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Rosebud, Alberta

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The location of Rosebud

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 157 miles [252.7 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Rosebud to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 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 1,736 miles [2,793.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,375 miles [10,259.6 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 7,142 miles [11,493.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,208 miles [8,381.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rosebud ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Rosebud.

While the name Rosebud is unique within Alberta, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Wilcox County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Wilcox County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,868 miles [3,006.3 km] to the Southeast.


Apache County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Apache County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,208 miles [1,944.1 km] to the South.


Walton County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Walton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,884 miles [3,032 km] to the East Southeast.


Pope County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Pope County   [Map]

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


Jasper County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Jasper County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,410 miles [2,269.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Warrick County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Warrick County   [Map]

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the East Southeast.


Harlan County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Harlan County

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

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


Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Rosebud, Vernon Parish

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

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


Leake County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Leake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,751 miles [2,818 km] to the Southeast.


Gasconade County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Gasconade County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,372 miles [2,208 km] to the East Southeast.


Rosebud County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Rosebud County   [Map]

Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the Southeast.


Pershing County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Pershing County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the South Southwest.

New Mexico

Harding County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Harding County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km] to the South Southeast.

North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Henderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the East Southeast.

Stokes County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Stokes County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,909 miles [3,072.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,029 miles [3,265.4 km] to the East Southeast.


Gallia County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Gallia County

This community is historic.

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


Clearfield County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Clearfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,782 miles [2,867.9 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Hampton County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Hampton County

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

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

South Dakota

Todd County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Todd County   [Map]

Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the Southeast.


Falls County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Falls County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,616 miles [2,600.7 km] to the Southeast.

West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rosebud ...

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.

Aerial   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast of Rosebud   [Map]

Carbon   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Chancellor   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Drumheller   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rockyford   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rosedale   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rosedale Station   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Standard   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [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 Rosebud. 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.

Glen Gorbous

Major League Baseball. He was born in Drumheller (Alberta) on Tueday July 8, 1930 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday June 12, 1990 at an age of 59.

Drumheller [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Rosebud

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Gorbous<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rosebud) 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 Rosebud. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rosebud

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosebud. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.3000, Longitude: -112.9500     [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 Rosebud 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 333.351 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.032 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.183 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 Rosebud 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 Rosebud, 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:

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