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Communities Also Named Blue Ridge ...

We found nineteen communities that share the name Blue Ridge.

Within Alberta, the name Blue Ridge is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Elmore County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Elmore County and lies 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elmore County community of Blue Ridge.
    • Georgia
      • Fannin County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Fannin County and lies 1,998 miles [3,215.5 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fannin County community of Blue Ridge.
    • Illinois
      • Piatt County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Piatt County and lies 1,567 miles [2,521.8 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Piatt County community of Blue Ridge.
    • Indiana
      • Shelby County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Shelby County and lies 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Blue Ridge.
    • Mississippi
      • Jasper County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Jasper County and lies 2,003 miles [3,223.5 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Blue Ridge.
    • Missouri
      • Harrison County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Harrison County and lies 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Blue Ridge.
    • New York
      • Essex County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Essex County and lies 1,975 miles [3,178.5 km]<1> to the east.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Blue Ridge.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe 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 North Carolina community of Blue Ridge [Buncombe County].
      • Henderson County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Henderson County and lies 2,042 miles [3,286.3 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Blue Ridge.
      • Transylvania County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Blue Ridge [Transylvania County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bucks County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Bucks County and lies 2,096 miles [3,373.2 km]<1> to the east.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bucks County community of Blue Ridge.
      • Franklin 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 Pennsylvania community of Blue Ridge [Franklin County].
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Greenville County and lies 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Blue Ridge.
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Sullivan County and lies 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Blue Ridge.
    • Texas
      • Collin County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Collin County and lies 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collin County community of Blue Ridge.
      • Falls County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Falls County and lies 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km] to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Falls County community of Blue Ridge.
    • Virginia
      • Augusta 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 Virginia community of Blue Ridge [Augusta County].
      • Botetourt County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in Botetourt County and lies 2,034 miles [3,273.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Botetourt County community of Blue Ridge.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Blue Ridge is located in King County and lies 536 miles [862.6 km]<1> to the southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Blue Ridge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blue Ridge ...

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.

  • Cosmo
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmo
  • 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:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Court
  • 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:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Pine
  • 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:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiger Lily

How Far From Blue Ridge 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 community such as Blue Ridge to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Blue Ridge to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,840 miles [2,961.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 105 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,244 miles [10,048.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,008 miles [11,278.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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>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- Blue Ridge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1167, Longitude: -115.3833    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Blue Ridge 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Blue Ridge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 335.349 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.526 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.33 degrees.









 

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