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Communities Also Named McCall ...

We have found five communities that share the name McCall.

Within British Columbia, the name McCall is unique.

Beyond British Columbia, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

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    • Idaho
      • Valley County
      • This McCall is located in Valley County and lies 726 miles [1,168.4 km]<1> to the south southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Valley County community of McCall.
    • Illinois
      • Hancock County
      • This McCall is located in Hancock County and lies 1,783 miles [2,869.5 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of McCall.
    • Louisiana
      • Ascension Parish
      • This McCall is located in Ascension Parish and lies 2,329 miles [3,748.2 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ascension Parish community of McCall.
    • Mississippi
      • Franklin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of McCall [Franklin County].
    • Washington
      • Walla Walla County
      • This McCall is located in Walla Walla County and lies 595 miles [957.6 km]<1> to the south southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walla Walla County community of McCall.

Curious and Interesting Names Near McCall ...

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.

  • Prairiedale
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    • Prairiedale lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of McCall
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  • Willowvale
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    • Willowvale lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of McCall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowvale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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How Far From McCall 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 McCall to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Victoria, which is the Provincial Capital of British Columbia, lies 389 miles [626 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from McCall to Victoria, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 23 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 16 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 2,195 miles [3,532.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 86 days and walking would take 125 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,375 miles [10,259.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,131 miles [11,476.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,324 miles [8,568.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McCall) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.0500, Longitude: -124.1500    
<2>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 McCall 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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 McCall to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 342.569 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 344.691 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.36 degrees.






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