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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 231 miles [371.8 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Travers to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,721 miles [2,769.7 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 6,432 miles [10,351.3 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 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,253 miles [8,453.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Travers ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Travers.

While the name Travers is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Idaho

Minidoka County

Our profile page for Travers, Minidoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the South

Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Travers, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km] to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Travers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.2500, Longitude: -112.5500     [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 Travers 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 333.008 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 333.552 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.091 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Travers.