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Adams, Alabama
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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Adams.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Adams to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Adams to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Adams to:

  • Clanton [Map], which is the Seat of Chilton County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Adams to Clanton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,590 miles [10,605.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,296 miles [11,741.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,173 miles [8,325.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Adams ...

We have found 53 communities that share the name Adams.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Adams. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 50 communities in the United States and Canada - with 50 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Adams, we know of 2 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IndianaMississippiOntarioWest Virginia
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California

Lake County

Our profile page for Adams, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,040 miles [3,283.1 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Larimer County

Our profile page for Adams, Larimer County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Larimer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Adams, Fairfield County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Fairfield County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Adams, New Castle County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in New Castle County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Adams, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Adams, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the East Northeast

Irwin County

Our profile page for Adams, Irwin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Irwin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lee County

Our profile page for Adams, Lee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Richmond County

Our profile page for Adams, Richmond County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East

Wilcox County

Our profile page for Adams, Wilcox County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wilcox County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Adams, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the North Northwest

Livingston County

Our profile page for Adams, Livingston County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the North

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Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Adams, Allen County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Allen County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Decatur County

Our profile page for Adams, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the North

Morgan County

Our profile page for Adams, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the North

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Iowa

Muscatine County

Our profile page for Adams, Muscatine County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Muscatine County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Kingman County

Our profile page for Adams, Kingman County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Adams, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Maine

Piscataquis County

Our profile page for Adams, Piscataquis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,290 miles [2,076.1 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Adams, Berkshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Adams, Calhoun County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Calhoun County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Mower County

Our profile page for Adams, Mower County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Adams, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the West

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Missouri

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Adams, Buchanan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Buchanan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Adams, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the Northwest

Worth County

Our profile page for Adams, Worth County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Gage County

Our profile page for Adams, Gage County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Northwest

Kimball County

Our profile page for Adams, Kimball County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kimball County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Adams, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Adams, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Adams, Wake County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Watauga County

Our profile page for Adams, Watauga County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Watauga County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Dakota

Walsh County

Our profile page for Adams, Walsh County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Texas County

Our profile page for Adams, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Adams
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Adams, Umatilla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,902 miles [3,061 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Adams, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the North Northeast

Huntingdon County

Our profile page for Adams, Huntingdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northeast

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Adams, Schuylkill County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Schuylkill County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Somerset County

Our profile page for Adams, Somerset County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Somerset County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Union County

Our profile page for Adams, Union County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Union County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Robertson County

Our profile page for Adams, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the North

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Texas

Bexar County

Our profile page for Adams, Bexar County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bexar County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lamar County

Our profile page for Adams, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the West

Schleicher County

Our profile page for Adams, Schleicher County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the West

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Vermont

Grand Isle County

Our profile page for Adams, Grand Isle County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Grand Isle County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Adams, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Adams, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Adams County

Our profile page for Adams, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the North

Walworth County

Our profile page for Adams, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the North

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Latvia   [Map]

Distance: About 5,111 miles [8,225.4 km] to the North Northeast

Philippines   [Map]

Distance: About 8,447 miles [13,594.1 km] to the North Northwest

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Adams. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Adams) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adams. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7396, Longitude: -86.8328     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Adams have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Adams to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.644 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.142 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.471 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Adams, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Adams.



 
 
 

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