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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Cranford.

This page contains six sections:

Around Cranford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the west of Cranford. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the northeast of Cranford and has a population of 8,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Barnwell   [Map]   613   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bow Island   [Map]   1,790   E   46 miles [74 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Foremost   [Map]   524   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Milk River   [Map]   816   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Chin   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Diamond City   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Eastview Acres   [Map]   ---   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Grantham   [Map]   ---   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hays   [Map]   ---   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Iron Springs   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
New Dayton   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Purple Springs   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Retlaw   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Skiff   [Map]   ---   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Sunset Acres   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Turin   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Warner   [Map]   307   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Welling   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Wrentham   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cranford ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Chin   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Cranford   [Map]
Coaldale   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Diamond City   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Iron Springs   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Maybutt (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Picture Butte   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Purple Springs   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East   [Map]
Raymond   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Cranford.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Cranford. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Cranford ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Cranford.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Warner Airport   [Map]   CEP6   SSE   29 miles [46.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Cranford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Cranford. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   NW   120 miles [193.1 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   253 miles [407.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ENE   77 miles [123.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Warner Airport   [Map]   CEP6   SSE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Milk River Airport   [Map]   CEW5   SSE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   ESE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   W   45 miles [72.4 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Cranford were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Cranford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cranford) 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 Cranford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cranford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cranford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7074, Longitude: -112.3915     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Cranford), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cranford.