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Welcome to Whitford ...

Although we found mention of Whitford during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Whitford 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 Whitford to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Whitford, please Contact Us.




Time Zone: The area where we believe that Whitford 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 Whitford would be found within the (780) and (587)<2> area codes.

Communities near Whitford ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Whitford and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2006<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Andrew   [Map]   465   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Boian   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hairy Hill   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kaleland   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Luzan   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Whitford.

Communities Also Named Whitford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Whitford - they are located in Colorado, Louisiana, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Whitford. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Whitford:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whitford ...

Looking for more information about Whitford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Whitford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

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Visit our Community Index for Alberta

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



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 Whitford and then turned west". While Whitford could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Whitford 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 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 Whitford 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.

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

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Whitford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitford) 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 Whitford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8667, Longitude: -112.2167     [Map].

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<4>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Whitford were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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