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Communities Also Named Cardiff ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Cardiff.

Within Alberta, the name Cardiff is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another fifteen communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these fifteen communities, one is located in Canada and the other fourteen communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Cardiff is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,902 miles [3,061 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Cardiff.
    • Arkansas
      • Scott County
      • This Cardiff is located in Scott County and lies 1,612 miles [2,594.3 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Cardiff.
    • California
      • San Diego 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 California community of Cardiff [San Diego County].
    • Colorado
      • Garfield County
      • This Cardiff is located in Garfield County and lies 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km]<1> to the south southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garfield County community of Cardiff.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Cardiff is located in New Castle County and lies 2,008 miles [3,231.6 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Cardiff.
    • Idaho
      • Clearwater County
      • This Cardiff is located in Clearwater County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<1> to the south southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearwater County community of Cardiff.
    • Illinois
      • Livingston County
      • This Cardiff is located in Livingston County and lies 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Cardiff.
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This Cardiff is located in Cecil County and lies 1,993 miles [3,207.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Cardiff.
      • Harford County
      • This Cardiff is located in Harford County and lies 1,980 miles [3,186.5 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Cardiff.
    • New Jersey
      • Atlantic County
      • This Cardiff is located in Atlantic County and lies 2,064 miles [3,321.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atlantic County community of Cardiff.
    • New York
      • Onondaga County
      • This Cardiff is located in Onondaga County and lies 1,849 miles [2,975.7 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onondaga County community of Cardiff.
    • Ontario
      • This Cardiff lies 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cambria County
      • This Cardiff is located in Cambria County and lies 1,846 miles [2,970.8 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cambria County community of Cardiff.
    • Tennessee
      • Roane County
      • This Cardiff is located in Roane County and lies 1,857 miles [2,988.6 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Cardiff.
    • Texas
      • Waller County
      • This Cardiff is located in Waller County and lies 1,879 miles [3,024 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waller County community of Cardiff.

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

  • Beverly
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Cardiff
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Bon Accord
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Accord came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Accord
    • Bon Accord lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cardiff
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Accord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bon Accord<4>
  • Carbondale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbondale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cardiff
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
  • Gold Bar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Bar came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Bar
    • Gold Bar lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Cardiff
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Bar
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    • Hazeldean
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazeldean
      • Hazeldean lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Cardiff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazeldean
    • Legal
    • Rolling Heights
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Heights
      • Rolling Heights lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Cardiff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Heights
    • Rolling Meadows
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Cardiff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows
    • Sunrise Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Beach
      • Sunrise Beach lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Cardiff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Beach
    • Virginia Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Park
      • Virginia Park lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Cardiff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Park

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.

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    • John Kordic     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Monday March 22, 1965 and died in Quebec City (Quebec) on Saturday August 8, 1992 at the age of 27. He is buried at St. Albert RC Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Cardiff.
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Cardiff.
      • Edmonton is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Cardiff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Herbert Kruger<5>
    • Greg Polis     (Professional hockey)
      • 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 the age of 67. He is buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Westlock is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Cardiff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Polis<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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Cardiff.
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Cardiff.
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Cardiff.
      • Sherwood Park is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Cardiff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon Lynn Strate<5>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Cardiff to Edmonton, with an average speed<6> 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) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,233 miles [10,031 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 6,999 miles [11,263.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,091 miles [8,193.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 drawn 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, 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    
<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 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 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Cardiff 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 333.901 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.863 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.185 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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