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Rossington, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rossington to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rossington to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Rossington to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,786 miles [2,874.3 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 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,218 miles [10,006.9 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 6,983 miles [11,238 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,082 miles [8,178.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rossington ...

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

Communities Outside of Alberta


McCracken County

Our profile page for Rossington, McCracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,674 miles [2,694 km] to the Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rossington ...

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.

Birch Cove   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest of Rossington   [Map]
Clyde   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Fawcett   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Freedom   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Highridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Larkspur   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Legal   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rich Valley   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunrise Beach   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Rossington. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rossington) 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 Rossington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rossington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rossington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1667, Longitude: -114.0500     [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 Rossington 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 334.266 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.307 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.419 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rossington.