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Herronton, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Herronton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the northwest of Herronton. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Okotoks. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the west of Herronton and has a population of 24,500 people.

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

Community   2006
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Carseland   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Standard   [Map]   380   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Aldersyde   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Anastasia   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Arrowwood   [Map]   221   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Blackie   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brant   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cayley   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Dalemead   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Ensign   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gleichen   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kirkcaldy   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mossleigh   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Namaka   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Queenstown   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shouldice   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Stobart   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Herronton ...

As we travel, we always see a community 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.

Blackie   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West of Herronton   [Map]
Champion   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ensign   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
High River   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Janet   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Majorville   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Queenstown   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Vulcan   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Herronton. 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 Herronton ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   N   35 miles [56.3 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 Herronton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Herronton. 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
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   184 miles [296.1 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   266 miles [428.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   N   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   N   35 miles [56.3 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
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
        Website for Springbank Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Herronton 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' distance starting in Herronton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Herronton) 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 Herronton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Herronton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Herronton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.6333, Longitude: -113.4167     [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 Herronton), 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 Herronton.