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Sunset Acres, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 269 miles [432.9 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Sunset Acres 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 1,741 miles [2,801.9 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 6,475 miles [10,420.5 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 7,243 miles [11,656.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,295 miles [8,521.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunset Acres ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Sunset Acres.

While the name Sunset Acres is unique within Alberta, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Marshall County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,705 miles [2,743.9 km] to the East Southeast


Floyd County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km] to the East Southeast


Butler County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the Southeast


Frederick County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the East

Washington County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,844 miles [2,967.6 km] to the East

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Colfax County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Colfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the East Southeast

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,912 miles [3,077.1 km] to the East Southeast

Onslow County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,060 miles [3,315.2 km] to the East Southeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,966 miles [3,164 km] to the East Southeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sunset Acres
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 .

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km] to the East Southeast

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,890 miles [3,041.7 km] to the East Southeast

York County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,899 miles [3,056.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Greene County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,767 miles [2,843.7 km] to the East Southeast

Williamson County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,617 miles [2,602.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Webb County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Webb County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,669 miles [2,686 km] to the South Southeast

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West Virginia

Lewis County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,743 miles [2,805.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunset Acres ...

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   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East of Sunset Acres   [Map]
Coaldale   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Diamond City   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Iron Springs   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maybutt (Historic)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Monarch   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Picture Butte   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Raymond   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stand Off   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6694, Longitude: -112.9372     [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 Sunset Acres 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 333.302 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.84 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.428 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 Sunset Acres 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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