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Communities Also Named Black Diamond ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Black Diamond.

Within Alberta, the name Black Diamond is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Black Diamond is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,818 miles [2,925.8 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Black Diamond.
    • Arizona
      • Cochise County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Black Diamond [Cochise County].
    • Arkansas
      • Miller County
      • This Black Diamond is located in Miller County and lies 1,588 miles [2,555.6 km]<1> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miller County community of Black Diamond.
    • Florida
      • Citrus County
      • This Black Diamond is located in Citrus County and lies 2,227 miles [3,584 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Citrus County community of Black Diamond.
    • Indiana
      • Clark County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Black Diamond [Clark County].
    • Kentucky
      • Muhlenberg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Black Diamond [Muhlenberg County].
    • Ohio
      • Fairfield County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Fairfield County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Black Diamond.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Washington County
      • This Black Diamond is located in Washington County and lies 1,793 miles [2,885.6 km]<1> to the east.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Black Diamond.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Black Diamond is located in King County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km]<1> to the west southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Black Diamond.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Black Diamond ...

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.

  • Blackie
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackie
    • Blackie lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Black Diamond
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackie
  • Deer Run
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Run
    • Deer Run lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Black Diamond
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  • Forest Lawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Lawn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Lawn
    • Forest Lawn lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Black Diamond
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lawn
  • Haysboro
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysboro
    • Haysboro lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Black Diamond
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    • Heritage Woods
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Woods
      • Heritage Woods lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Black Diamond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Woods
    • High River
    • Janet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janet came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janet
      • Janet lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Black Diamond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janet
    • Longview
    • Signal Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Hill
      • Signal Hill lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Black Diamond
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    • Sunnyside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Black Diamond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Two Guns
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Guns
      • Two Guns lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Black Diamond
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Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Black Diamond. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Henry 'Hank' Bassen     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday December 6, 1932 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 29, 2009 at the age of 76. He is buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Diamond.
      • Calgary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Diamond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Hank' Bassen<6>
    • Joe Clark     (20th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1979 - March 1980))
      • 20th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1979 - March 1980). He was born in High River (Alberta) on Monday June 5, 1939
      • High River is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Black Diamond.
    • Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Saturday October 4, 1913 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday April 9, 1993 at the age of 79. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Diamond.
      • Calgary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Diamond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham<6>
    • Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton     (Professional hockey)
    • James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday January 16, 1962 at the age of 57. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Diamond.
      • Calgary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Diamond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor<6>
    • Glen Gorbous     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Drumheller (Alberta) on Tueday July 8, 1930 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday June 12, 1990 at the age of 59.
      • Calgary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Diamond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Gorbous<6>
    • Owen James Hart     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 7, 1965 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday May 23, 1999 at the age of 34. He is buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Diamond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen James Hart<6>
    • Stewart E. 'Stu' Hart     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) on Monday May 3, 1915 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Thursday October 16, 2003 at the age of 88. He is buried at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Diamond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stewart E. 'Stu' Hart<6>
    • Herbert A. 'The Duke of Duluth' Lewis     (Professional hockey)
    • Michael Anthony 'Mike' Lozanski     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Wednesday November 13, 1968 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Thursday December 18, 2003 at the age of 35.
      • Calgary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Diamond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Anthony 'Mike' Lozanski<6>
    • Murray Albert 'Bert' Olmstead     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Sceptre (Saskatchewan) on Saturday September 4, 1926 and died in High River (Alberta) on Tueday November 17, 2015 at the age of 89.
      • High River is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Black Diamond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Murray Albert 'Bert' Olmstead<6>
    • Rhonda A. 'Bertha Faye' Singh     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. She was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday February 21, 1961 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday July 27, 2001 at the age of 40.
      • Calgary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Diamond.
      • Calgary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Diamond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rhonda A. 'Bertha Faye' Singh<6>
    • Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Sandon (British Columbia) on Sunday May 31, 1903 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Monday February 9, 1981 at the age of 77. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Diamond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson<6>

How Far From Black Diamond to ...

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 199 miles [320.3 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Black Diamond to Edmonton, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,793 miles [2,885.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,438 miles [10,361 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,205 miles [11,595.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,276 miles [8,490.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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The official website for Black Diamond: www.town.blackdiamond.ab.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Black Diamond

Our 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    
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Black Diamond, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Black Diamond 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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.
<8>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 Black Diamond to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.372 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.146 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.118 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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