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Pocahontas, Alberta

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 The location of Pocahontas 

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Welcome to Pocahontas ...

The pronunciation of Pocahontas: po-kuh-HAHN-tuhs<1>

Pocahontas is 3,710 feet [1,131 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Pocahontas is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Pocahontas lies 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).

Note: If you travel west from Pocahontas, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Telephone area codes for Pocahontas: (780) & (587)<3>

Communities near Pocahontas ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Pocahontas and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2006<5>
Brule   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cadomin   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hinton   [Map]   9,738   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jasper   [Map]   4,265   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Luscar   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Mercoal   [Map]   ---   E   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Pocahontas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Pocahontas - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2) and Virginia (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pocahontas.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pocahontas. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pocahontas ...

Looking for more information about Pocahontas? 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 Pocahontas? 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 Pocahontas, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Pocahontas.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned 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) Pocahontas. 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.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pocahontas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pocahontas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Pocahontas.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Pocahontas. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pocahontas) 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 Pocahontas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pocahontas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pocahontas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2000, Longitude: -117.9167     [Map].

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<5>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Pocahontas 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 Pocahontas.


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