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Rosslyn, Alberta

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The location of Rosslyn

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies just to the South (S).
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,762 miles [2,835.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Rosslyn to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 101 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 69 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,243 miles [10,047.1 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 7,009 miles [11,279.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,099 miles [8,206 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rosslyn ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Rosslyn.

While the name Rosslyn is unique within Alberta, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Powell County

Our profile page for Rosslyn, Powell County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km] to the East Southeast.


Our profile page for Rosslyn

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

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


Allegheny County

Our profile page for Rosslyn, Allegheny County

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

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


Harris County

Our profile page for Rosslyn, Harris County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,873 miles [3,014.3 km] to the Southeast.


Alexandria City

Our profile page for Rosslyn, Alexandria City

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

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

Arlington County

Our profile page for Rosslyn, Arlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,982 miles [3,189.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rosslyn ...

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.

Beverly   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Rosslyn   [Map]

Bon Accord   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Carbondale   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Gold Bar   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hazeldean   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Hercules   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rolling Meadows   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Spruce Grove   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Virginia Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Woodland Park   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [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 Rosslyn. 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.

John M. 'Red' Pollard

Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at an age of 71. He was buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island) [Map].

Edmonton [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of Rosslyn

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard<8>

Hank Smith     (Born as Heinz Theodor Schmitz)

Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) [Map] on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at an age of 68.

Edmonton [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of Rosslyn

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosslyn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5967, Longitude: -113.4996     [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 Rosslyn 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 333.819 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.755 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.152 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 Rosslyn 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>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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