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The location of Buford









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Buford to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,778 miles [2,861.4 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 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,272 miles [10,093.8 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 7,038 miles [11,326.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,128 miles [8,252.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Buford ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Buford.

While the name Buford is unique within Alberta, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

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Alabama

Etowah County

Our profile page for Buford, Etowah County

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

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

Arkansas

Baxter County

Our profile page for Buford, Baxter County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,565 miles [2,518.6 km] to the Southeast.

Colorado

Rio Blanco County

Our profile page for Buford, Rio Blanco County   [Map]

Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Georgia

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Buford, Gwinnett County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Kentucky

Ohio County

Our profile page for Buford, Ohio County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,678 miles [2,700.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Mississippi

Marion County

Our profile page for Buford, Marion County

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

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

Montana

Mineral County

Our profile page for Buford, Mineral County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the South.

North Dakota

Williams County

Our profile page for Buford, Williams County   [Map]

Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Southeast.

Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Buford, Highland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,719 miles [2,766.5 km] to the East Southeast.

South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Buford, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,059 miles [3,313.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Buford, El Paso County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,539 miles [2,476.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Buford, Mitchell County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,574 miles [2,533.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Virginia

Nelson County

Our profile page for Buford, Nelson County

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

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

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Buford, Pittsylvania County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,007 miles [3,230 km] to the East Southeast.

Wyoming

Albany County

Our profile page for Buford, Albany County   [Map]

Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buford ...

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.

Fern Creek   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest of Buford   [Map]

Fisher Home   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Golden Days   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Grandview   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]

Mission Beach   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pipestone   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Poplar Bay   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Silver Beach   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Sundance Beach   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sunnybrook   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Woodland Park   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Buford. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Hank Smith     (Born as Heinz Theodor Schmitz)

Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) [Map] on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at an age of 68.

Edmonton [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Buford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith<9>

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About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Buford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2500, Longitude: -113.9167     [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 Buford 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 334.155 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.106 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.493 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 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 Buford 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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<8>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 Buford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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