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Bluffton, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Bluffton.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Bluffton and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Bluffton to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,792 miles [2,883.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,310 miles [10,155 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,076 miles [11,387.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bluffton ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Bluffton.

While the name Bluffton is unique within Alberta, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Cherokee County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,918 miles [3,086.7 km] to the East Southeast.


Yell County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Yell County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,594 miles [2,565.3 km] to the Southeast.


Volusia County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Volusia County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,326 miles [3,743.3 km] to the East Southeast.


Clay County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,074 miles [3,337.8 km] to the Southeast.


Wells County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Wells County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km] to the East Southeast.


Winneshiek County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Winneshiek County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the East Southeast.


Coffey County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Coffey County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Coffey County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Ottawa County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Ottawa County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Muskegon County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Muskegon County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Muskegon County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Otter Tail County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Otter Tail County   [Map]

Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the East Southeast.


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,449 miles [2,331.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Ray County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Ray County

Although located in Ray County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Allen County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Allen County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km] to the East Southeast.

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Beaufort County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Beaufort County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,180 miles [3,508.4 km] to the East Southeast.


Cocke County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Cocke County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,907 miles [3,069 km] to the East Southeast.


Llano County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Llano County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,710 miles [2,752 km] to the South Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bluffton ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Crystal Springs   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast of Bluffton   [Map]

Fern Creek   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Fisher Home   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Golden Days   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Grandview   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gull Lake   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Leedale   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mission Beach   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Poplar Bay   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Silver Beach   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sunbreaker Cove   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Sundance Beach   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the North   [Map]

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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 from Point A (ie- Bluffton) 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 Bluffton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bluffton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluffton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.7500, Longitude: -114.2833     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Bluffton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.447 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.397 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.824 degrees.

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<7>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 Bluffton 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.

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