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Although we found mention of Mackay during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.




About Mackay (Click for our profile page)

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

Telephone Area Codes: (587)<2>, (780)

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Mackay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.6500, Longitude: -115.5833     [Map].

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   53° 38' 59"
Lon:   -115° 34' 59"

About Alberta

Population

2006:     3,290,350 (10.61% increase since 2001)  
2001:     2,974,807

Websites for Province of Alberta

Official Website:   www.alberta.ca/
Tourism:   www.travelalberta.com/

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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 north past Mackay and then turned east". 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.

Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alberta community named Mackay.

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<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Mackay, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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