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Black Diamond, Alberta

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Welcome to Black Diamond ...

The town of Black Diamond was founded in 1907.

Black Diamond is 3,830 feet [1,167 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Black Diamond is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Black Diamond 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).

Telephone area codes for Black Diamond: (403) & (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Black Diamond: T0L<3>

Websites for Black Diamond ...

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Adding Black Diamond to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Black Diamond was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Black Diamond on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Black Diamond ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Black Diamond - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington.

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

Communities near Black Diamond ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Black Diamond.

  • Okotoks
  • High River
  • Longview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
    • Longview lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Black Diamond
    • Former names for Longview:
    • Little Chicago
    • New York
    • Little New York
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longview<5>
  • Millarville
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    • De Winton
    • Academy
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Academy
      • Academy lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Black Diamond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Academy
    • Priddis
    • Aldersyde
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aldersyde
      • Aldersyde lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Black Diamond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aldersyde came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aldersyde
    • Midnapore
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midnapore
      • Midnapore lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Black Diamond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midnapore
    • Two Guns
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Guns
      • Two Guns lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Black Diamond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Guns

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Black Diamond ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Black Diamond, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Black Diamond.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Black Diamond - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Black Diamond). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Black Diamond or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Black Diamond) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Black Diamond. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Black DiamondOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Diamond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.6860, Longitude: -114.2347    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






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