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Curious and Interesting Names Near Alder River ...

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.

  • Dagger Woods
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dagger Woods
    • Dagger Woods lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alder River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dagger Woods came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dagger Woods
  • Erinville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erinville
    • Erinville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alder River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erinville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erinville
  • Giants Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giants Lake
    • Giants Lake lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alder River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Giants Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Giants Lake
  • Glassburn
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glassburn
    • Glassburn lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alder River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glassburn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glassburn
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    • Glenroy
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenroy
      • Glenroy lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alder River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenroy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenroy
    • Havendale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havendale
      • Havendale lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Alder River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havendale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havendale
    • Lincolnville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnville
      • Lincolnville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Alder River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnville
    • Marydale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marydale
      • Marydale lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alder River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marydale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marydale
    • Meadow Green
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Green
      • Meadow Green lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alder River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Green came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Green
    • Roman Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roman Valley
      • Roman Valley lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Alder River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roman Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roman Valley
    • Salmon River Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salmon River Lake
      • Salmon River Lake lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alder River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salmon River Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salmon River Lake
    • Summerside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerside
      • Summerside lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Alder River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerside

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 675 miles [1,086.3 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Alder River to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,995 miles [8,038.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,700 miles [9,173.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,576 miles [5,755 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Alder River) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alder River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4858, Longitude: -61.7356    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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 Alder River to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 297.688 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 293.105 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 294.319 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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