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Welcome to Alba ...

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


Time Zone: The area where we believe that Alba might be (or was) located is in the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: AST- Heure Normale de l'Atlantique (HNA), ADT- Heure Avancée de l'Atlantique (HAA).

We believe that Alba would be found within the (902) area code.

Communities Also Named Alba ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Alba - they are located in California, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.

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

Communities near Alba ...

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

  • Big Harbour Centre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Harbour Centre came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Harbour Centre
    • Big Harbour Centre lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Alba
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Harbour Centre
  • Little Narrows
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Narrows came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Narrows
    • Little Narrows lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Alba
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Narrows
  • Orangedale
  • Wilburn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilburn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilburn
    • Wilburn lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Alba
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilburn
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Big Harbour Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Harbour Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Harbour Island
      • Big Harbour Island lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Alba
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Harbour Island
    • McKinnons Harbour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKinnons Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKinnons Harbour
      • McKinnons Harbour lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Alba
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinnons Harbour
    • Seal Cove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seal Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seal Cove
      • Seal Cove lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Alba
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seal Cove
    • Whycocomagh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whycocomagh came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whycocomagh
      • Whycocomagh lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Alba
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whycocomagh
    • Bucklaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucklaw came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucklaw
      • Bucklaw lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Alba
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucklaw
    • Iron Mines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Mines came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Mines
      • Iron Mines lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Alba
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Mines

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alba ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.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 Alba and then turned west". While Alba could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Alba 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 Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek 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 Alba 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.
<2>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.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Alba) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alba. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alba

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alba. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9269, Longitude: -61.0119    
<4>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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