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Obed, Alberta

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Welcome to Obed ...

Obed is 3,760 feet [1,146 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Obed is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Obed lies 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).

Telephone area codes for Obed: (780) & (587)<2>

Communities Also Named Obed ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Obed - they are located in Alabama, Illinois and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Obed ...

We have created a list of 8 communities that are near Obed.

  • Hinton (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Marlboro (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlboro
    • Marlboro lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east of Obed
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlboro came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
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  • Robb (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robb
    • Robb lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the southeast of Obed
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  • Coalspur (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalspur
    • Coalspur lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the south of Obed
    • Coalspur has also been known as:
    • Coalspar
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  • Mercoal (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercoal
    • Mercoal lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the south of Obed
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  • Brule (31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Edson (32 miles [51.5 km] to the east)
  • Cadomin (36 miles [57.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadomin
    • Cadomin lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<3> to the south of Obed
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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Obed ...

Looking for more information about Obed? 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 Obed, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Obed.

Adding Obed to Our Gazetteer ...

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Obed was on a map titled Map of British Columbia (from Gulf Refining, 1925).

We also found Obed on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Southern Alberta (1951).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Obed on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Obed - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Obed) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Obed. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5500, Longitude: -117.2167    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






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