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Allison, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Allison to Scottsboro, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 565 miles [909.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,452 miles [10,383.5 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 7,164 miles [11,529.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,039 miles [8,109.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Allison ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Allison.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Allison. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States and Canada - with 21 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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Arkansas

Stone County

Our profile page for Allison, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the West Northwest

California

San Diego County

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

Colorado

La Plata County

Our profile page for Allison, La Plata County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Lawrence County

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

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Indiana

Warren County

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

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Iowa

Butler County

Our profile page for Allison, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Decatur County

Our profile page for Allison, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Minnesota

Pope County

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

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Missouri

Nodaway County

Our profile page for Allison, Nodaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Eureka County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Allison   [Map]
Distance: About 1,341 miles [2,158.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Grant County

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

McKinley County

Our profile page for Allison, McKinley County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,285 miles [2,068 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Allison, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Bryan County

Our profile page for Allison, Bryan County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Allison
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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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Allison, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Hood County

Our profile page for Allison, Hood County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the West

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Allison, Wheeler County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the West

Wise County

Our profile page for Allison, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the West

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Virginia

Wythe County

Our profile page for Allison, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Allison, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,055 miles [3,307.2 km] to the Northwest

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Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Allison. 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 starting from Allison. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Allison) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allison. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8779, Longitude: -85.9594     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allison 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 Allison 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 313.24 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.972 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.649 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 Allison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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