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Welcome to Edson ...



While we don't have a date for the founding of Edson, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1925.

The town of Edson is 2,960 feet [902 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Edson is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Edson lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Telephone area codes for Edson: (780) and (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Edson: T7E<3>

The town of Edson was previously named Heatherwood.

Websites for Edson ...

Official Website:   www.townofedson.ca/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.edsonchamber.com/

Communities Also Named Edson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Edson - they are located in California, Kansas, New York, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Edson.

Communities near Edson ...

We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Edson.

  • Peers
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peers came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peers
  • Marlboro
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlboro came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlboro
  • Pinedale
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinedale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinedale
  • Carrot Creek
    (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrot Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrot Creek
  • Haddock
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddock
  • Niton Junction
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niton Junction came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niton Junction

TripAdvisor Tourism Page for Edson ...

Looking for more information about Edson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

You can learn more by visiting the TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edson.

Adding Edson to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Edson was on a map titled Map of British Columbia (from Gulf Refining, 1925).

We also found Edson on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Southern Alberta (1951).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Edson.

The official website for Edson: www.townofedson.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Edson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Edson, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Edson). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Edson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>If we 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.









 

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