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Alliance, Alabama
(Macon County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Alliance 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 community such as Alliance to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Tuskegee [Map], which is the Seat of Macon County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Alliance to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,548 miles [10,538 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 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,128 miles [8,252.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Alliance ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Alliance.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Alliance. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IndianaMissouriOhioWest Virginia

Alberta

Our profile page for Alliance   [Map]
Distance: About 1,898 miles [3,054.5 km] to the Northwest

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Alliance, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,191 miles [3,526.1 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Calhoun County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Alliance, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the South

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Georgia

Decatur County

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

Jasper County

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

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Indiana

Madison County

Our profile page for Alliance, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the North

Marion County

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

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Kansas

Barton County

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

Ellis County

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

Ellsworth County

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

Neosho County

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

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Kentucky

Floyd County

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

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Alliance, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Southwest

Sabine Parish

Our profile page for Alliance, Sabine Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the West

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Mississippi

Noxubee County

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

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Missouri

Bollinger County

Our profile page for Alliance, Bollinger County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Box Butte County

Our profile page for Alliance, Box Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

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

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New Jersey

Salem County

Our profile page for Alliance, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Pamlico County

Our profile page for Alliance, Pamlico County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Alliance, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Alliance
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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South Carolina

Fairfield County

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

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Texas

Hunt County

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

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Virginia

Surry County

Our profile page for Alliance, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Harrison County

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alliance. 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Alliance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alliance) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alliance. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4810, Longitude: -85.5622     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alliance 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 Alliance 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 312.876 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.219 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.032 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 Alliance, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alliance.



 
 
 

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