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Walsh, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 289 miles [465.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Walsh 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 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,611 miles [2,592.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 63 days and walking would take 92 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,398 miles [10,296.6 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 7,166 miles [11,532.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,198 miles [8,365.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Walsh ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Walsh.

While the name Walsh is unique within Alberta, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Etowah County

Our profile page for Walsh, Etowah County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Etowah County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Plumas County

Our profile page for Walsh, Plumas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Plumas County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Baca County

Our profile page for Walsh, Baca County   [Map]
Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the South Southeast


Randolph County

Our profile page for Walsh, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,286 miles [2,069.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Appanoose County

Our profile page for Walsh, Appanoose County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Appanoose County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Greenup County

Our profile page for Walsh, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,534 miles [2,468.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Walsh, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,497 miles [2,409.2 km] to the Southeast

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Schoolcraft County

Our profile page for Walsh, Schoolcraft County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the East

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Warren County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Walsh
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

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North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Walsh, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Our profile page for Walsh   [Map]
Distance: About 1,485 miles [2,389.9 km] to the East

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Clearfield County

Our profile page for Walsh, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Walsh, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Marinette County

Our profile page for Walsh, Marinette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,083 miles [1,742.9 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Walsh ...

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.

Cross (SK)   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the East of Walsh   [Map]
Dunmore   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Elkwater   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Golden Prairie (SK)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maple Creek (SK)   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Medicine Hat   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Redcliff   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Seven Persons   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Sevenpersons   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the West   [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 Walsh. 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.

Joseph Henry Fisher
  Professional hockey. He was born in Medicine Hat (Alberta) on Tueday July 4, 1916 and died in Medicine Hat (Alberta) on Saturday April 13, 2002 at an age of 85.

Medicine Hat [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Walsh

Medicine Hat [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Walsh

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Henry Fisher<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Walsh. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Walsh) 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 Walsh. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Walsh

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walsh. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9500, Longitude: -110.0333     [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 Walsh 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 330.998 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.229 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.526 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Walsh 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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<8>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 Walsh, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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