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Alpine, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Alpine to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,455 miles [10,388.3 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 7,164 miles [11,529.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,040 miles [8,111.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Alpine ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Alpine.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Alpine. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 42 communities in the United States and Canada - with 42 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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 ColoradoManitobaNew YorkVirginia
 FloridaMarylandOklahomaWashington
 GeorgiaMichiganOregonWyoming

Alaska

Our profile page for Alpine   [Map]
Distance: About 3,419 miles [5,502.3 km] to the North Northwest

Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Alpine, Apache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the West

Arkansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Alpine, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the West

Faulkner County

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

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Alpine, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the West

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Alpine, Los Angeles County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,840 miles [2,961.2 km] to the West

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Alpine, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,106 miles [3,389.3 km] to the West Northwest

San Diego County

Our profile page for Alpine, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,787 miles [2,875.9 km] to the West

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Colorado

Chaffee County

Our profile page for Alpine, Chaffee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the West Northwest

Rio Grande County

Our profile page for Alpine, Rio Grande County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Highlands County

Our profile page for Alpine, Highlands County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the South Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Alpine, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the South Southeast

Washington County

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

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Georgia

Chattooga County

Our profile page for Alpine, Chattooga County   [Map]
Distance: About 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast

Toombs County

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

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Idaho

Adams County

Our profile page for Alpine, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the West Northwest

Washington County

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

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Alpine, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Fayette County

Our profile page for Alpine, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Alpine, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Alpine   [Map]
Distance: About 1,428 miles [2,298.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Alpine, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Alpine, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Union County

Our profile page for Alpine, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the West

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Montana

Carbon County

Our profile page for Alpine, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,464 miles [2,356.1 km] to the Northwest

Fergus County

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

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Nevada

Churchill County

Our profile page for Alpine, Churchill County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km] to the West Northwest

Esmeralda County

Our profile page for Alpine, Esmeralda County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Bergen County

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

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New York

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Alpine, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Beaver County

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

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Oregon

Benton County

Our profile page for Alpine, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,103 miles [3,384.5 km] to the West Northwest

Morrow County

Our profile page for Alpine, Morrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,931 miles [3,107.6 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for Alpine, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Overton County

Our profile page for Alpine, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the North

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Texas

Brewster County

Our profile page for Alpine, Brewster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the West

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Utah

Utah County

Our profile page for Alpine, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,485 miles [2,389.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Botetourt County

Our profile page for Alpine, Botetourt County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the Northeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Alpine, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the Northeast

Shenandoah County

Our profile page for Alpine, Shenandoah County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Alpine, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,071 miles [3,333 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Alpine, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,484 miles [2,388.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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 Alpine. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alpine) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alpine. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alpine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5054, Longitude: -85.6102     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alpine 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 Alpine 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 313.012 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.658 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.594 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 Alpine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alpine.



 
 
 

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