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Mearns, Alberta

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Welcome to Mearns ...

Although we found mention of Mearns during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Mearns was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

We've added Mearns to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mearns, please Contact Us.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Mearns might be (or was) located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

We believe that Mearns would be found within the (780) & (587)<2> area codes.

Communities near Mearns ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Mearns and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2006<4>
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Nakamun Park   [Map]   88   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Mearns.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mearns. We make it easy to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Mearns:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mearns ...

Looking for more information about Mearns? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Mearns? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Mearns, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Mearns.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Mearns. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Mearns and then turned east". While Mearns could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Mearns as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Mearns 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.

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<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Mearns.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting at Mearns. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mearns) 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 Mearns. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mearns

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mearns. The point that we use is located at the coordinates of 53.8667, -113.8000   [Map].

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<4>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Mearns were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mearns.


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