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Hector, British Columbia

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Welcome to Hector ...

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

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Hector 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).

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

We believe that Hector would be found within the (250) and (778)<2> area codes.

Communities near Hector ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Hector and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2006<4>
Lake Louise (AB)   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Blaeberry   [Map]   ---   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Edelweiss   [Map]   ---   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Field   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Golden   [Map]   3,811   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Leanchoil   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named Hector ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Hector - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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

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 Hector. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hector ...

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

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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 Hector and then turned west". While Hector could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Hector 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 Hector 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 (778) is an overlay for area code (250).

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Hector. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hector) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hector. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4333, Longitude: -116.3333     [Map].

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<4>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Hector 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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