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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Alexandria to ...

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Alexandria to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,501 miles [10,462.3 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 7,208 miles [11,600.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,085 miles [8,183.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Alexandria ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Alexandria.

While the name Alexandria is unique within Alabama, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Alexandria   [Map]
Distance: About 2,217 miles [3,567.9 km] to the Northwest

Georgia

Elbert County

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

Indiana

Madison County

Our profile page for Alexandria, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the North

Kansas

Leavenworth County

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

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Kentucky

Campbell County

Our profile page for Alexandria, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the North Northeast

Kenton County

Our profile page for Alexandria, Kenton County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Alexandria, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Alexandria   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,233 miles [1,984.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Douglas County

Our profile page for Alexandria, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Callaway County

Our profile page for Alexandria, Callaway County
This community is historic.
Although located in Callaway County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Clark County

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Alexandria, Lincoln County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Thayer County

Our profile page for Alexandria, Thayer County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Alexandria, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Essex County

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

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Ohio

Licking County

Our profile page for Alexandria, Licking County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North Northeast

Ross County

Our profile page for Alexandria, Ross County
This community is historic.
Although located in Ross County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Scioto County

Our profile page for Alexandria, Scioto County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Alexandria   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Huntingdon County

Our profile page for Alexandria, Huntingdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Hanson County

Our profile page for Alexandria, Hanson County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Alexandria, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the North

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Virginia

Alexandria City

Our profile page for Alexandria, Alexandria City   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the Northeast

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for Alexandria, Virginia Beach City   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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' distance that stretches from Alexandria. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alexandria) 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 Alexandria. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexandria

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexandria. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7740, Longitude: -85.8855     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alexandria 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 Alexandria 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 313.142 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.705 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.873 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 Alexandria, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alexandria.



 
 
 

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