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Sherwood Park, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sherwood Park to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies just to the West Northwest (WNW).
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Sherwood Park 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 100 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 6,245 miles [10,050.4 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 7,011 miles [11,283.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sherwood Park ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Sherwood Park.

While the name Sherwood Park is unique within Alberta, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Madison County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,831 miles [2,946.7 km] to the Southeast


New Castle County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,991 miles [3,204.2 km] to the East Southeast


Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,522 miles [4,058.8 km] to the Southeast


Clayton County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,972 miles [3,173.6 km] to the East Southeast

Cobb County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,950 miles [3,138.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Kalamazoo County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Sherwood Park   [Map]
Distance: About 2,152 miles [3,463.3 km] to the East

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New York

Rensselaer County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Rensselaer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,092 miles [3,366.7 km] to the East Southeast

Moore County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,067 miles [3,326.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Nova Scotia

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

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Clark County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Cumberland County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,914 miles [3,080.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the South

Weber County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the South

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Hampton City

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Hampton City   [Map]
Distance: About 2,090 miles [3,363.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sherwood Park ...

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 Northwest of Sherwood Park   [Map]
Carbondale   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cooking Lake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gold Bar   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Half Moon Lake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hazeldean   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hercules   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rolly View   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Virginia Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherwood Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5167, Longitude: -113.3167     [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 Sherwood Park 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 333.671 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.581 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.044 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 Sherwood Park 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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