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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Standard, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 169 miles [272 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Standard to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 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 1,738 miles [2,797 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 6,387 miles [10,278.9 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 7,155 miles [11,514.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,219 miles [8,399.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Standard ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Standard.

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

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Sumter County

Our profile page for Standard, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,795 miles [2,888.8 km] to the Southeast

Walker County

Our profile page for Standard, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km] to the Southeast


Our profile page for Standard   [Map]
Distance: About 1,574 miles [2,533.1 km] to the Northwest


Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Standard, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Putnam County

Our profile page for Standard, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,316 miles [2,117.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Sullivan County

Our profile page for Standard, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,481 miles [2,383.4 km] to the East Southeast

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La Salle Parish

Our profile page for Standard, La Salle Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,693 miles [2,724.6 km] to the Southeast

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Standard, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,703 miles [2,740.7 km] to the Southeast

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Garrett County

Our profile page for Standard, Garrett County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,809 miles [2,911.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Hancock County

Our profile page for Standard, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,863 miles [2,998.2 km] to the Southeast

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DeKalb County

Our profile page for Standard, DeKalb County
Although located in DeKalb County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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North Carolina

Pitt County

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

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Logan County

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

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Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Standard, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,763 miles [2,837.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Grayson County

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

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Standard, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Standard ...

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   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast of Standard   [Map]
Carbon   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Chancellor   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Cluny   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crowfoot   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Drumheller   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gayford   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Nightingale   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Rockyford   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosebud   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Rosedale   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rosedale Station   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [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 that starts in Standard. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Standard) 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 Standard. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Standard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Standard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1119, Longitude: -112.9818     [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 Standard 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 333.373 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.042 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.235 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 Standard 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Standard.


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