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Vermilion, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Vermilion to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 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 1,652 miles [2,658.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,208 miles [9,990.8 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 6,976 miles [11,226.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,042 miles [8,114.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vermilion ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Vermilion.

While the name Vermilion is unique within Alberta, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Edgar County

Our profile page for Vermilion, Edgar County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the East Southeast


Chippewa County

Our profile page for Vermilion, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km] to the East Southeast

New York

Oswego County

Our profile page for Vermilion, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,706 miles [2,745.5 km] to the East


Erie County

Our profile page for Vermilion, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,550 miles [2,494.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Vermilion ...

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.

Blackfoot   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East of Vermilion   [Map]
Elk Point   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Frog Lake   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greenshields   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mannville   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Paradise Valley   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverview   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Two Hills   -   44 miles [70.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Viking   -   43 miles [69.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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 Vermilion. 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.

William Ernest 'Ernie' Kenny
  Professional hockey. He was born in Vermilion on Tueday August 20, 1907 and died in Saint Thomas (Ontario) on Tueday June 2, 1970 at an age of 62. He was buried at Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery (Elgin County, Ontario) [Map].

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Ernest 'Ernie' Kenny<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vermilion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.3540, Longitude: -110.8465     [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 Vermilion 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 331.682 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.319 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.427 degrees.

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<7>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:

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