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Welcome to Blue Ridge ...



While we don't have a date for the founding of Blue Ridge, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1951.

A typical abbreviation for Blue Ridge: Blue Rdg. (or less commonly used: Blue Rdge. or Blue Ridg.)

Blue Ridge is 2,450 feet [747 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Blue Ridge is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Blue Ridge 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 Blue Ridge: (780) and (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Blue Ridge: T0E<3>

Communities Also Named Blue Ridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 19 communities that are also named Blue Ridge - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina (3), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia (2) and Washington.

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

Communities near Blue Ridge ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Blue Ridge.

  • Whitecourt
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitecourt came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitecourt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitecourt <5>
  • Mayerthorpe
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Peavine
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peavine came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peavine
  • Lone Pine
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Pine came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Pine
  • Green Court
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Court came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Court
  • Rochfort Bridge
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Roselea
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roselea
  • Sangudo
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sangudo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sangudo
  • Tiger Lily
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiger Lily came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiger Lily
  • Cosmo
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmo

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blue Ridge ...

Looking for more information about Blue Ridge? 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.

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

Adding Blue Ridge to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Blue Ridge was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).

We also found Blue Ridge on a map titled Shell Oil Map of Alberta (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Blue Ridge.

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blue Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).
<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 Blue Ridge). 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 Blue Ridge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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