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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Three Hills to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,749 miles [2,814.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,356 miles [10,229 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 7,123 miles [11,463.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,195 miles [8,360.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Three Hills ...

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.

Acme   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest of Three Hills   [Map]
Aerial   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Big Valley   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Carbon   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Drumheller   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gayford   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockyford   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Rosebud   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosedale   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosedale Station   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunnyslope   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

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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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Three Hills. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Three Hills) 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 Three Hills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Three Hills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Three Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.7000, Longitude: -113.2667     [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 Three Hills 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 333.613 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.363 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.326 degrees.

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