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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Addison to ...

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

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

  • Double Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Winston County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Addison to Double Springs, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 138 miles [222.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,534 miles [10,515.5 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 7,247 miles [11,662.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Addison ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Addison.

While the name Addison is unique within Alabama, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Addison, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the Northeast

Illinois

DuPage County

Our profile page for Addison, DuPage County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the North

Iowa

Humboldt County

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

Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Addison, Breckinridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the North

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Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Addison, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,256 miles [2,021.3 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Addison, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the North Northeast

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Nebraska

Knox County

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

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Addison, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Cass County

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

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Addison, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Addison   [Map]
Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Somerset County

Our profile page for Addison, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

McMinn County

Our profile page for Addison, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Addison, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the West

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Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Addison, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Dinwiddie County

Our profile page for Addison, Dinwiddie County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Webster County

Our profile page for Addison, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Washington County

Our profile page for Addison, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Addison. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Addison) 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 Addison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Addison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Addison. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2020, Longitude: -87.1763     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Addison 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 Addison 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 313.944 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.691 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.302 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Addison.



 
 
 

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