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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 265 miles [426.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Taber 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 15 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 1,705 miles [2,743.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,452 miles [10,383.5 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 7,220 miles [11,619.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,266 miles [8,474.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Taber ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Taber.

While the name Taber is unique within Alberta, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Taber, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the South

Texas

Our profile page for Taber
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 .

Virginia

Campbell County

Our profile page for Taber, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,849 miles [2,975.7 km] to the East Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Taber ...

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   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West of Taber   [Map]
Coaldale   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Goat   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grassy Lake   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Hays   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Iron Springs   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Juno   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Maybutt (Historic)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Purple Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Skiff   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Taber: www.taber.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taber. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7923, Longitude: -112.1446     [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 Taber 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 332.672 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.129 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.901 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 Taber 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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This page was last modified: 12 Sep 2018
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