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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Fredericton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of New Brunswick, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Albert to Fredericton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 527 miles [848.1 km] to the West (W). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 5,828 miles [9,379.3 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 3,704 miles [5,961 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Albert ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Albert.

While the name Albert is unique within New Brunswick, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of New Brunswick

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Alabama

Dallas County

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

Arkansas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Albert, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,712 miles [2,755.2 km] to the West Southwest

California

Sacramento County

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

Georgia

Lumpkin County

Our profile page for Albert, Lumpkin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Kansas

Barton County

Our profile page for Albert, Barton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,808 miles [2,909.7 km] to the West

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Maine

Aroostook County

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

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Manitoba

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

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New Mexico

Harding County

Our profile page for Albert, Harding County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,126 miles [3,421.5 km] to the West

Mora County

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

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North Dakota

Benson County

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

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Oklahoma

Caddo County

Our profile page for Albert, Caddo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,891 miles [3,043.3 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Albert   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Albert, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Albert   [Map]
Distance: About 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Gillespie County

Our profile page for Albert, Gillespie County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,107 miles [3,390.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Scott County

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

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West Virginia

Tucker County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Albert ...

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.

Cape Enrage   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Albert   [Map]
Chemical Road   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Curryville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ferndale   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Harvey   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Harvey Bank   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hebron   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hillside   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Hopewell Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mitchells Corner   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Rockport   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Rosevale   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Sand River (NS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [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 Albert. 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.

R.B. Bennett     (Richard Bedford Bennett)
  14th Prime Minister of Canada (August 1930 - October 1935). He was born in Hopewell Hill (New Brunswick) on Sunday July 3, 1870 and died in Mickleham (England) [Map] on Thursday June 26, 1947 at an age of 76.

Hopewell Hill [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Albert

Find-A-Grave Memorial: R.B. Bennett<9>
 
Sir Charles Tupper
  7th Prime Minister of Canada (May 1896 - July 1896). He was born in Amherst (Nova Scotia) on Monday July 2, 1821 and died in Bexleyheath (England) [Map] on Saturday October 30, 1915 at an age of 94.

Amherst [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Albert

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir Charles Tupper

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Albert. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Albert

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albert. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6799, Longitude: -64.7796     [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 Albert 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 299.504 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 295.16 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 295.674 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 Albert 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 Albert, 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: findagrave.com.

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