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Communities Also Named Buford ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Buford.

Within Alberta, the name Buford is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Etowah County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Buford [Etowah County].
    • Arkansas
      • Baxter County
      • This Buford is located in Baxter County and lies 1,565 miles [2,518.6 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baxter County community of Buford.
    • Colorado
      • Rio Blanco County
      • This Buford is located in Rio Blanco County and lies 962 miles [1,548.2 km]<2> to the south southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rio Blanco County community of Buford.
    • Georgia
      • Gwinnett County
      • This Buford is located in Gwinnett County and lies 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gwinnett County community of Buford.
    • Kentucky
      • Ohio County
      • This Buford is located in Ohio County and lies 1,678 miles [2,700.5 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ohio County community of Buford.
    • Mississippi
      • Marion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Buford [Marion County].
    • Montana
      • Mineral County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Buford [Mineral County].
    • North Dakota
      • Williams County
      • This Buford is located in Williams County and lies 565 miles [909.3 km]<2> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williams County community of Buford.
    • Ohio
      • Highland County
      • This Buford is located in Highland County and lies 1,719 miles [2,766.5 km]<2> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Highland County community of Buford.
    • South Carolina
      • Lancaster County
      • This Buford is located in Lancaster County and lies 2,059 miles [3,313.6 km]<2> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Buford.
    • Texas
      • El Paso County
      • This Buford is located in El Paso County and lies 1,539 miles [2,476.8 km]<2> to the south southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Paso County community of Buford.
      • Mitchell County
      • This Buford is located in Mitchell County and lies 1,574 miles [2,533.1 km] to the south southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mitchell County community of Buford.
    • Virginia
      • Nelson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Buford [Nelson County].
      • Pittsylvania County
      • This Buford is located in Pittsylvania County and lies 2,007 miles [3,230 km]<2> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsylvania County community of Buford.
    • Wyoming
      • Albany County
      • This Buford is located in Albany County and lies 928 miles [1,493.5 km]<2> to the south southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albany County community of Buford.

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 wonder 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
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern Creek
    • Fern Creek lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Buford
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  • Fisher Home
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher Home came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher Home
    • Fisher Home lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Buford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher Home
  • Golden Days
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Days came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Days
    • Golden Days lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Buford
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  • Grandview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
    • Grandview lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Buford
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  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Mission Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Beach
      • Mission Beach lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Buford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Beach
    • Pipestone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pipestone came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipestone
      • Pipestone lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Buford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipestone
    • Poplar Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Bay
      • Poplar Bay lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Buford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Bay
    • Silver Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Beach
      • Silver Beach lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Buford
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    • Sundance Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sundance Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance Beach
      • Sundance Beach lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Buford
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    • Sunnybrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnybrook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnybrook
      • Sunnybrook lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Buford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnybrook
    • Woodland Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
      • Woodland Park lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Buford
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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.

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    • John Kordic     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Monday March 22, 1965 and died on Saturday August 8, 1992 at the age of 27. He is buried at St. Albert RC Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Buford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kordic<5>
    • Oscar Herbert Kruger     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Saturday December 24, 1932 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday July 4, 2010 at the age of 77.
      • Edmonton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Buford.
      • Edmonton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Buford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Herbert Kruger<5>
    • August Solberg 'Gus' Marker     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Wetaskiwin (Alberta) on Tueday August 1, 1905 and died in Kingston (Ontario) on Tueday October 7, 1997 at the age of 92. He is buried at Cataraqui Cemetery (Frontenac County, Ontario).
      • Wetaskiwin is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Buford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: August Solberg 'Gus' Marker<5>
    • John M. 'Red' Pollard     (Jockey)
      • Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at the age of 71. He is buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Edmonton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Buford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard<5>
    • Hank Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at the age of 68.
      • Edmonton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Buford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith<5>
    • Gordon Lynn Strate     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Tueday May 28, 1935 and died in Sherwood Park (Alberta) on Wednesday September 5, 2012 at the age of 77. He is buried at Glenwood Memorial Gardens (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Buford.
      • Sherwood Park is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast of Buford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon Lynn Strate<5>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Buford to Edmonton, with an average speed<6> 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) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,272 miles [10,093.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,038 miles [11,326.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,128 miles [8,252.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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- 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 for your convenience: 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    
<3>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.
<4>If we have 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.155 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.106 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.493 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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