A Tale of Three Cities: Calgary, Alberta. Calgary, Scotland. Calgary, Texas.

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Calgary, Alberta. Home to the 1988 Winter Olympics, the Calgary Stampeders, the Calgary Flames and The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth – the Calgary Stampede.

But this is not the only Calgary on the planet. There’s a Calgary in Scotland and another in Texas.

It makes sense there would be a Calgary in the UK – that’s where many of Canada’s place names came from. Calgary is actually Calgarraidh if you were to spell it in the native gaelic and is home to Calgary Castle and one of the best sand beaches in all of Scotland .

Calgary Bay, Mull

The name comes from the Gaelic, Cala ghearraidh, meaning Beach of the meadow (pasture). “Cala” is the word specifically used for a hard, sandy beach suitable calgary, mull, scotlandfor landing a boat, which relates plausibly to the location. A small stone pier, originally built to allow “puffers” (small steam driven cargo boats) to deliver coal to the Mornish Estate, was also used to take sheep to and from grazing on the Treshnish Isles and gives a further possible reason for the name of the bay.

Calgary village is a small community of houses close by the bay, and tourist accommodation is available. Just up the hill from the bay the deserted village of Inivea remains as roofless stone ruins, an atmospheric relic of the Highland clearances.

While Calgary, Scotland seems worthy of a weekend escape if you’re ever in Northwest Scotland, Calgary, Texas is nothing but a speck of dirt in San Augustine County.

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The nearest point of interest is the Whitton Cemetery, a plot with 6 family members resting in peace.

Other than that, Calgary, Texas is merely marked by the intersection of N Farm to Market Road and CR 120.

Calgary, Texas is basically a ghost town. The nearest body of water is Bland Lake, which pretty much sums the place up.

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  1. John May 23, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Fun, cool post! Wish I’d thought of this! {blogenvy}

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  3. Michael R. Helmer-Keir May 21, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Well, thank you — I have been to Texas before and I’d like to go again, for business and other pursuits. What place in Texas, for the Calgary, Alberta-born, would you recommend? I think I want to see the location of “Calgary Drive” near Corpus Christi, TX as well as Austin, TX — and maybe catch a Live performance at the “Austin City Limits” show.

  4. David C Ramsey March 12, 2024 at 4:57 pm

    Is the Texas place Calgary or Kalgary?

  5. Mr.Kim SANDERS May 15, 2024 at 3:38 am

    According to Wikipedia: Kalgary is an unincorporated community in Crosby County, Texas, United States.

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