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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Anderson to Florence, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 186 miles [299.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,504 miles [10,467.2 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 7,219 miles [11,617.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,095 miles [8,199.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Anderson ...

We have found 69 communities that share the name Anderson.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Anderson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 67 communities in the United States and Canada - with 66 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Anderson, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the East Southeast

Etowah County

Our profile page for Anderson, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 96 miles [154.5 km] to the Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IndianaMontanaOregonWisconsin

Alaska

Our profile page for Anderson   [Map]
Distance: About 3,239 miles [5,212.7 km] to the North Northwest

Arkansas

Izard County

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

Pike County

Our profile page for Anderson, Pike County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the West

Scott County

Our profile page for Anderson, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the West

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Anderson   [Map]
Distance: About 2,108 miles [3,392.5 km] to the Northwest

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California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Anderson, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,938 miles [3,118.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Chatham County

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

Johnson County

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

Laurens County

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

Lowndes County

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

Randolph County

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

Walton County

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

Whitfield County

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

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Idaho

Franklin County

Our profile page for Anderson, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,415 miles [2,277.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Cass County

Our profile page for Anderson, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the North Northwest

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Anderson, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Madison County

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

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Iowa

Fremont County

Our profile page for Anderson, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Pratt County

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

Smith County

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

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Kentucky

Logan County

Our profile page for Anderson, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the North

Todd County

Our profile page for Anderson, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Anderson, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Livingston County

Our profile page for Anderson, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the North Northeast

Marquette County

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

Menominee County

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

Midland County

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

Montmorency County

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

Osceola County

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

Otsego County

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

Sanilac County

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

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Mississippi

Madison County

Our profile page for Anderson, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

McDonald County

Our profile page for Anderson, McDonald County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the West Northwest

Putnam County

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

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Montana

Beaverhead County

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

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Anderson, Roosevelt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,294 miles [2,082.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Anderson, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the West Northwest

Washoe County

Our profile page for Anderson, Washoe County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,806 miles [2,906.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Anderson, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Anderson, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Anderson, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the East Northeast

Dare County

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

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Anderson, Ashtabula County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Northeast

Erie County

Our profile page for Anderson, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the North Northeast

Ross County

Our profile page for Anderson, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Anderson, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the West

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Anderson, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Anderson   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Anderson, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,971 miles [3,172 km] to the West Northwest

Josephine County

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

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

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

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Anderson, Mifflin County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Anderson, 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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Quebec

Our profile page for Anderson   [Map]
Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Anderson, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Coffee County

Our profile page for Anderson, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the East Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Anderson, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the East

Hamilton County

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

Overton County

Our profile page for Anderson, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the Northeast

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Anderson, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Grimes County

Our profile page for Anderson, Grimes County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Goochland County

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

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West Virginia

Hancock County

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

Preston County

Our profile page for Anderson, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Grant County

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

Oconto County

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

Rock County

Our profile page for Anderson, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9147, Longitude: -87.2716     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anderson 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 Anderson 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 314.042 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.902 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.185 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 Anderson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Anderson.



 
 
 

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