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Communities Also Named Vega ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Vega.

Within Alberta, the name Vega is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Vega is located in Los Angeles County and lies 1,408 miles [2,266 km]<1> to the south.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Vega.
      • Monterey County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Vega [Monterey County].
    • Georgia
      • Pike County
      • This Vega is located in Pike County and lies 2,076 miles [3,341 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Vega.
    • Iowa
      • Henry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Vega [Henry County].
    • Kansas
      • Wallace County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Vega [Wallace County].
    • Michigan
      • Menominee County
      • This Vega is located in Menominee County and lies 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menominee County community of Vega.
    • New York
      • Delaware County
      • This Vega is located in Delaware County and lies 1,978 miles [3,183.3 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Vega.
    • Ohio
      • Jackson County
      • This Vega is located in Jackson County and lies 1,823 miles [2,933.8 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Vega.
    • South Dakota
      • Buffalo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Vega [Buffalo County].
    • Texas
      • Oldham County
      • This Vega is located in Oldham County and lies 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km]<1> to the south southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oldham County community of Vega.
    • Washington
      • Pierce County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Vega [Pierce County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vega ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Birch Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Cove
    • Birch Cove lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Vega
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birch Cove
  • Clyde
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Vega
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  • Fawcett
  • Flatbush
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Freedom
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
      • Freedom lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Vega
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
    • Highridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highridge
      • Highridge lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Vega
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highridge
    • Larkspur
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larkspur
      • Larkspur lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Vega
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    • Tiger Lily
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiger Lily
      • Tiger Lily lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Vega
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiger Lily came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiger Lily

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Vega. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Greg Polis     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Westlock (Alberta) on Tueday August 8, 1950 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday March 18, 2018 at the age of 67. He is buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Westlock is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Vega.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Polis<6>
    • Greg Linn Polis     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Westlock (Alberta) on Tueday August 8, 1950 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday March 18, 2018 at the age of 67. He is buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Westlock is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Vega.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Linn Polis<6>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Vega and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Vega to Edmonton, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,209 miles [9,992.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,974 miles [11,223.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vega. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vega) 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 Vega. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VegaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vega. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4039, Longitude: -114.3769    
<2>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 Vega, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Vega 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.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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.
<8>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 Vega to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.531 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.625 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.596 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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