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Pipestone, Manitoba

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Pipestone to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Pipestone to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Winnipeg [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Manitoba, lies 172 miles [276.8 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Pipestone to Winnipeg, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 69 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,202 miles [9,981.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,969 miles [11,215.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,940 miles [7,950.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pipestone ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Pipestone.

While the name Pipestone is unique within Manitoba, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Manitoba


Our profile page for Pipestone   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the West Northwest


Berrien County

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


Pipestone County

Our profile page for Pipestone, Pipestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the South Southeast


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Pipestone, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Pipestone. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pipestone) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pipestone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.5578, Longitude: -100.9456     [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 Pipestone 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 323.943 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.157 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.937 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pipestone.