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Welcome to Mackay ...

Although we found mention of Mackay during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Mackay was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Mackay to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mackay, please Contact Us.


From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Mackay had a population of 30 people.<2>

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Mackay might be (or was) located is 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).

We believe that Mackay would be found within the (780) & (587)<3> area codes.

Communities Also Named Mackay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Mackay - they are located in Idaho and Texas.

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

Communities near Mackay ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mackay.

  • Wildwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
    • Wildwood lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Mackay
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildwood
  • Peers
    • 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
    • Peers lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Mackay
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peers
  • Niton Junction
    • 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
    • Niton Junction lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Mackay
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niton Junction
  • Carrot Creek
    • 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
    • Carrot Creek lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Mackay
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrot Creek
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Haddock
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddock
      • Haddock lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Mackay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haddock
    • Pinedale
      • 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
      • Pinedale lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Mackay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinedale
    • Rangeton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rangeton
      • Rangeton lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Mackay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rangeton
    • Evansburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evansburg came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evansburg
      • Evansburg lies 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Mackay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evansburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evansburg
    • Cynthia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cynthia came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cynthia
      • Cynthia lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Mackay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cynthia
    • Entwistle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Entwistle came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Entwistle
      • Entwistle lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Mackay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Entwistle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Entwistle

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mackay. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mackay.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mackay ...

Looking for more information about Mackay? 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.

Looking for more information about Mackay? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Mackay, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Mackay.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Mackay and then turned west". While Mackay could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Mackay as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek 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 Mackay 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>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Mackay were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.
<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).
<4>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.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mackay) 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 Mackay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mackay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mackay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.6500, Longitude: -115.5833    






















 

 

 

 

 


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