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Communities Also Named Legal ...

We have found one communities that share the name Legal.

Within Alberta, the name Legal is unique.

Beyond Alberta, there is another community also named Legal in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Stephenson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Legal [Stephenson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Legal ...

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:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the south of Legal
    • 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:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Accord
    • Bon Accord lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Legal
    • 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:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Legal
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
  • Clyde
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the north of Legal
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Highridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highridge
      • Highridge lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the west of Legal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highridge
    • Opal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opal came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Legal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
    • Redwater
    • Rolling Heights
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Heights
      • Rolling Heights lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Legal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Heights
    • Rolling Meadows
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the south of Legal
      • 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:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Beach
      • Sunrise Beach lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Legal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Beach
    • Virginia Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Park
      • Virginia Park lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the south of Legal
      • 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 Legal. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Legal.
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Legal.
      • Edmonton is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Legal.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Legal.
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Legal.
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Legal.
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Legal.
      • Sherwood Park is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast of Legal.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon Lynn Strate<5>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<3> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Legal to Edmonton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,767 miles [2,843.7 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 6,223 miles [10,014.9 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 6,989 miles [11,247.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,082 miles [8,178.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Legal: www.town.legal.ab.ca/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Legal 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.
<2>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.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Legal) 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 Legal. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Legal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Legal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.9491, Longitude: -113.5954    
<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 Legal 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 333.897 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.873 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.152 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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