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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Brewton [Map], which is the Seat of Escambia County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Appleton 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 most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,674 miles [10,740.8 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 7,375 miles [11,868.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,254 miles [8,455.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Appleton ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Appleton.

While the name Appleton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Pope County

Our profile page for Appleton, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Mesa County

Our profile page for Appleton, Mesa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,325 miles [2,132.4 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Montgomery County

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

Idaho

Gooding County

Our profile page for Appleton, Gooding County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,702 miles [2,739.1 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Knox County

Our profile page for Appleton, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Bourbon County

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

Clark County

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

Crawford County

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

Mitchell County

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

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Appleton, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Appleton, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Swift County

Our profile page for Appleton, Swift County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,077 miles [1,733.3 km] to the North Northwest

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New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Appleton, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 955 miles [1,536.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Appleton   [Map]
Distance: About 2,073 miles [3,336.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Licking County

Our profile page for Appleton, Licking County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Appleton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for Appleton, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Allendale County

Our profile page for Appleton, Allendale County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the East Northeast

Barnwell County

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

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Tennessee

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Appleton, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the North

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Washington

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Appleton, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,079 miles [3,345.8 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Our profile page for Appleton, Outagamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the North

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

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.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' distance that starts in Appleton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Appleton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Appleton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2210, Longitude: -87.1214     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Appleton 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 Appleton 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 313.698 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.997 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.881 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 Appleton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Appleton.



 
 
 

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