RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Home >> Province of Alberta >> Bluffton >> Tidbits & TriviaIndex...
















Communities Also Named Bluffton ...

We found sixteen communities that share the name Bluffton.

Within Alberta, the name Bluffton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cherokee County
      • This Bluffton is located in Cherokee County and lies 1,918 miles [3,086.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Bluffton.
    • Arkansas
      • Yell County
      • This Bluffton is located in Yell County and lies 1,594 miles [2,565.3 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yell County community of Bluffton.
    • Florida
      • Volusia County
      • This Bluffton is located in Volusia County and lies 2,326 miles [3,743.3 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Volusia County community of Bluffton.
    • Georgia
      • Clay County
      • This Bluffton is located in Clay County and lies 2,074 miles [3,337.8 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Bluffton.
    • Indiana
      • Wells County
      • This Bluffton is located in Wells County and lies 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wells County community of Bluffton.
    • Iowa
      • Winneshiek County
      • This Bluffton is located in Winneshiek County and lies 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winneshiek County community of Bluffton.
    • Kansas
      • Coffey 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 Kansas community of Bluffton [Coffey County].
      • Ottawa 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 Kansas community of Bluffton [Ottawa County].
    • Michigan
      • Muskegon 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 Michigan community of Bluffton [Muskegon County].
    • Minnesota
      • Otter Tail County
      • This Bluffton is located in Otter Tail County and lies 952 miles [1,532.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otter Tail County community of Bluffton.
    • Missouri
      • Montgomery County
      • This Bluffton is located in Montgomery County and lies 1,449 miles [2,331.9 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Bluffton.
      • Ray County
      • Although located in Ray County, we don't know the location within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ray County community of Bluffton.
    • Ohio
      • Allen County
      • This Bluffton is located in Allen County and lies 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Bluffton.
    • South Carolina
      • Beaufort County
      • This Bluffton is located in Beaufort County and lies 2,180 miles [3,508.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaufort County community of Bluffton.
    • Tennessee
      • Cocke County
      • This Bluffton is located in Cocke County and lies 1,907 miles [3,069 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cocke County community of Bluffton.
    • Texas
      • Llano County
      • This Bluffton is located in Llano County and lies 1,710 miles [2,752 km]<1> to the south southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Llano County community of Bluffton.

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 wonder 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)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
  • Fern Creek
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
  • Fisher Home
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher Home came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher Home
  • Golden Days
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Days came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Days
  • Grandview
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Gull Lake
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Leedale
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leedale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leedale
  • Mission Beach
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Beach
  • Poplar Bay
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Silver Beach
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
  • Sunbreaker Cove
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunbreaker Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunbreaker Cove
  • Sundance Beach
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sundance Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance Beach

How Far From Bluffton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 beginning in Bluffton and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Bluffton to Edmonton, with an average speed<5> 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) 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,310 miles [10,155 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,076 miles [11,387.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bluffton. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bluffton) to Point B.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    
<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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 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.
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.447 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.397 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.824 degrees.









 

Copyright 2024
All Rights Reserved

Thank you for visiting our website.

In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified/updated: 19 Feb 2024