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Rowley, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Rowley 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,728 miles [2,780.9 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 6,343 miles [10,208.1 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 7,111 miles [11,444 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,178 miles [8,333.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rowley ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Rowley.

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

Communities Outside of Alberta


Buchanan County

Our profile page for Rowley, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km] to the East Southeast


Essex County

Our profile page for Rowley, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,029 miles [3,265.4 km] to the East


Kalkaska County

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


Big Horn County

Our profile page for Rowley, Big Horn County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the South Southeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Rowley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,156 miles [3,469.7 km] to the East

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Tooele County

Our profile page for Rowley, Tooele County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the South

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rowley ...

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   -   23 miles [37 km] to the South of Rowley   [Map]
Big Valley   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Byemoor   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Carbon   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Drumheller   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Hartshorn   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Heart Lake   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rosedale   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Rosedale Station   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Three Hills   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rowley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.7624, Longitude: -112.7861     [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 Rowley 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 333.227 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.93 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.999 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 Rowley 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 Rowley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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