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Water Valley, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Water Valley 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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,809 miles [2,911.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,395 miles [10,291.8 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 7,162 miles [11,526.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,243 miles [8,437.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Water Valley ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Water Valley.

While the name Water Valley is unique within Alberta, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Choctaw County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km] to the Southeast


Kiowa County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Kiowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the Southeast


Gordon County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Gordon County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,877 miles [3,020.7 km] to the East Southeast


Union County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,567 miles [2,521.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Lake County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Lake County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Graves County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Yalobusha County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Yalobusha County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,726 miles [2,777.7 km] to the Southeast

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Clay County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Clay County
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Roosevelt County
This community is historic.
Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the East

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Dickson County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Dickson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,708 miles [2,748.8 km] to the East Southeast

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,703 miles [2,740.7 km] to the East Southeast

Maury County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,733 miles [2,789 km] to the East Southeast

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Tom Green County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Tom Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,540 miles [2,478.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Water Valley ...

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.

Balzac   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Southeast of Water Valley   [Map]
Dogpound   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Eagle Hill   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ghost Lake   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jumping Pound   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Olds   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Valley Ridge   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Water Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4891, Longitude: -114.6573     [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 Water Valley 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 334.731 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.619 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.274 degrees.

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<7>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 Water Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Water Valley 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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