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Communities Also Named Blackfoot ...

We found six communities that share the name Blackfoot.

Within Alberta, the name Blackfoot is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Phillips County
      • This Blackfoot is located in Phillips County and lies 1,600 miles [2,575 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phillips County community of Blackfoot.
    • Idaho
      • Bingham County
      • This Blackfoot is located in Bingham County and lies 704 miles [1,133 km]<1> to the south.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bingham County community of Blackfoot.
    • Montana
      • Chouteau County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Blackfoot [Chouteau County].
      • Garfield County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Blackfoot [Garfield County].
      • Glacier County
      • This Blackfoot is located in Glacier County and lies 346 miles [556.8 km]<1> to the south southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Glacier County community of Blackfoot.
    • Texas
      • Anderson County
      • This Blackfoot is located in Anderson County and lies 1,636 miles [2,632.9 km]<1> to the south southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Blackfoot.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blackfoot ...

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.

  • Greenstreet
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Lashburn
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
  • Lone Rock
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Rock came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Rock
  • Marshall
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Onion Lake
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
  • Paradise Valley
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Valley

How Far From Blackfoot 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 Blackfoot to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 138 miles [222.1 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Blackfoot to Edmonton, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,624 miles [2,613.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,199 miles [9,976.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,967 miles [11,212.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,027 miles [8,090.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blackfoot) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackfoot. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2889, Longitude: -110.1736    
<2>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 Blackfoot 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.
<3>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 Blackfoot, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we 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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Blackfoot to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.144 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.705 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.994 degrees.









 

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