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Pocahontas, Alberta

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Welcome to Pocahontas ...

The pronunciation of Pocahontas: po-kuh-HAHN-tuhs<1>

Pocahontas is 3,710 feet [1,131 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Pocahontas is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Pocahontas 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).

Note: If you leave Pocahontas and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Area codes for Pocahontas: (780) & (587)<3>

Communities Also Named Pocahontas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Pocahontas - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2) and Virginia (3).

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

Communities near Pocahontas ...

We have created a list of 7 communities that are near Pocahontas.

  • Hinton (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Brule (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Swan Landing (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
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    • Swan Landing lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Pocahontas
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  • Jasper (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
  • Luscar (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
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    • Luscar lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the east of Pocahontas
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  • Cadomin (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
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    • Cadomin lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Pocahontas
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  • Robb (38 miles [61.2 km] to the east)
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    • Robb lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<4> to the east of Pocahontas
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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pocahontas ...

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

Adding Pocahontas to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Pocahontas. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pocahontas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pocahontas) 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 Pocahontas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PocahontasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pocahontas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2000, Longitude: -117.9167    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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