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Welcome to Alberta ...

Alberta is located in the western region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).

Alberta is located in Baraga County<1>.

The location of Alberta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Alberta refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Albertan<3>

Alberta is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Alberta lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Alberta (for example, toward Mineral Hills), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Alberta is located in the (906) area code.

Communities Also Named Alberta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Michigan communities named Alberta: This one is located in Baraga County and the other is located in Chippewa County.

Beyond Michigan, there are 11 communities that are also named Alberta - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Alberta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alberta.

  • Baraga [Baraga County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baraga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baraga
    • Baraga [Baraga County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Alberta
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,960 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baraga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baraga<6>
  • L'Anse [Baraga County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for L'Anse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for L'Anse
    • L'Anse [Baraga County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Alberta
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,872 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on L'Anse
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for L'Anse<6>
  • Covington [Baraga County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
    • Covington [Baraga County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Alberta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<6>
  • Watton [Baraga County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watton
    • Watton [Baraga County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Alberta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bear Town [Baraga County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Town
      • Bear Town [Baraga County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Alberta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Town
    • Nestoria [Baraga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nestoria
      • Nestoria [Baraga County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Alberta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nestoria
    • Pelkie [Baraga County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelkie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelkie
      • Pelkie [Baraga County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Alberta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelkie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelkie<6>
    • Keweenaw Bay [Baraga County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keweenaw Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keweenaw Bay
      • Keweenaw Bay [Baraga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Alberta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keweenaw Bay
    • Pequaming [Baraga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pequaming
      • Pequaming [Baraga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Alberta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pequaming
    • Sidnaw [Houghton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidnaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidnaw
      • Sidnaw [Houghton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Alberta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidnaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sidnaw<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alberta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alberta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alberta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alberta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alberta. See our Newspapers Page for Alberta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alberta ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Michigan

About Baraga County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alberta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Baraga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Alberta refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alberta may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alberta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alberta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alberta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6435, Longitude: -88.4796       In this case, the coordinates for Alberta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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