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Stirling, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 282 miles [453.8 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Stirling to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,477 miles [10,423.7 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 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,293 miles [8,518.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stirling ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Stirling.

While the name Stirling is unique within Alberta, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Montgomery County

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


Isabella County

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

Mecosta County

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


Nye County

Our profile page for Stirling, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the South Southwest

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Stirling, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,928 miles [3,102.8 km] to the East

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New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Stirling, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,007 miles [3,230 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Stirling   [Map]
Distance: About 2,389 miles [3,844.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Our profile page for Stirling
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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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stirling ...

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.

Chin   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North of Stirling   [Map]
Coaldale   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Diamond City   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Iron Springs   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Maybutt (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Milk River   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Picture Butte   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Raymond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Skiff   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [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' distance starting from Stirling. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stirling) 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 Stirling. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stirling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stirling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.5044, Longitude: -112.5232     [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 Stirling 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 332.966 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.441 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.187 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Stirling 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 Stirling, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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