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Communities Also Named Mitford ...

We have found two communities that share the name Mitford.

Within Alberta, the name Mitford is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Carolina
      • Rowan 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 North Carolina community of Mitford [Rowan County].
    • South Carolina
      • Fairfield County
      • This Mitford is located in Fairfield County and lies 2,024 miles [3,257.3 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Mitford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mitford ...

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.

  • Dogpound (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogpound
    • Dogpound lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Mitford
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  • Ghost Lake (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ghost Lake
    • Ghost Lake lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Mitford
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  • Heritage Woods (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Woods
    • Heritage Woods lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Mitford
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  • Highwood (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
    • Highwood lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Mitford
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  • Jumping Pound (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Pound
    • Jumping Pound lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Mitford
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  • Signal Hill (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Hill
    • Signal Hill lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Mitford
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  • Sunnyside (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
    • Sunnyside lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Mitford
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  • Valley Ridge (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Ridge
    • Valley Ridge lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Mitford
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  • Water Valley (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
    • Water Valley lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Mitford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<4>

How Far From Mitford to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Mitford to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Mitford once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Mitford and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 167 miles [268.8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Mitford to Edmonton, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,804 miles [2,903.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,411 miles [10,317.5 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 7,178 miles [11,551.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,255 miles [8,457.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 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 Mitford 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>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- Mitford) 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 Mitford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MitfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mitford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2012, Longitude: -114.5253    
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mitford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Mitford 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 334.618 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.468 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.231 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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