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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 near Alba ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alba and not the distance if driven.<2>.

Community   DirDistance
Big Harbour Centre   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Big Harbour Island   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Bucklaw   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Iron Mines   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Little Narrows   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
McKinnons Harbour   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]

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

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alba. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

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

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.

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages 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 south past Alba and then turned east". 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 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 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.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, 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     [Map].

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