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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Bluffton to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Bluffton to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,792 miles [2,883.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,310 miles [10,155 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 7,076 miles [11,387.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bluffton ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Bluffton.

While the name Bluffton is unique within Alberta, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Alabama

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,918 miles [3,086.7 km] to the East Southeast

Arkansas

Yell County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,594 miles [2,565.3 km] to the Southeast

Florida

Volusia County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Volusia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,326 miles [3,743.3 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Clay County

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Distance: About 2,074 miles [3,337.8 km] to the Southeast

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Indiana

Wells County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Iowa

Winneshiek County

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Distance: About 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Coffey County

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

Ottawa County

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

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Michigan

Muskegon County

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

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Minnesota

Otter Tail County

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Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Montgomery County

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Distance: About 1,449 miles [2,331.9 km] to the East Southeast

Ray County

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

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Ohio

Allen County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km] to the East Southeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

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Distance: About 2,180 miles [3,508.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,907 miles [3,069 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Llano County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Llano County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,710 miles [2,752 km] to the South Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Bluffton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bluffton) 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 Bluffton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bluffton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluffton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.7500, Longitude: -114.2833     [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 Bluffton 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 334.447 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.397 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.824 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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