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Cardiff, Alberta

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The location of Cardiff

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Cardiff to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,766 miles [2,842.1 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 69 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 6,233 miles [10,031 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 6,999 miles [11,263.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,091 miles [8,193.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cardiff ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Cardiff.

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

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,902 miles [3,061 km] to the Southeast.


Scott County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,612 miles [2,594.3 km] to the Southeast.


San Diego County

Our profile page for Cardiff, San Diego County

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

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


Garfield County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Garfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the South Southeast.


New Castle County

Our profile page for Cardiff, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,008 miles [3,231.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Clearwater County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Clearwater County   [Map]

Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the South Southwest.


Livingston County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Livingston County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Cecil County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Cecil County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,993 miles [3,207.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Harford County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,980 miles [3,186.5 km] to the East Southeast.

New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Atlantic County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,064 miles [3,321.7 km] to the East Southeast.

New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Onondaga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,849 miles [2,975.7 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Cardiff   [Map]

Distance: About 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km] to the East.


Cambria County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Cambria County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,846 miles [2,970.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Roane County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Roane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,857 miles [2,988.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Waller County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Waller County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,879 miles [3,024 km] to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cardiff ...

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.

Beverly   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast of Cardiff   [Map]

Bon Accord   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Carbondale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Gold Bar   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hazeldean   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Legal   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Rolling Heights   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rolling Meadows   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sunrise Beach   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]

Virginia Park   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [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 Cardiff. 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.

Greg Polis

Professional hockey. He was born in Westlock (Alberta) on Tueday August 8, 1950 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday March 18, 2018 at an age of 67. He was buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Westlock [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Cardiff

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Polis<8>

John M. 'Red' Pollard

Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at an age of 71. He was buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island) [Map].

Edmonton [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Cardiff

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Cardiff

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cardiff) 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 Cardiff. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cardiff

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cardiff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.7833, Longitude: -113.6000     [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 Cardiff 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 333.901 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.863 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.185 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 Cardiff 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>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:

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