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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Archer to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Archer to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Archer 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,621 miles [10,655.5 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 7,333 miles [11,801.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,209 miles [8,383.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Archer ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Archer.

While the name Archer is unique within Alabama, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Archer, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,553 miles [2,499.3 km] to the West

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Archer, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Archer, Alachua County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Archer, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Walker County

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

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Idaho

Madison County

Our profile page for Archer, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,454 miles [2,340 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Archer, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

O'Brien County

Our profile page for Archer, O'Brien County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Stevens County

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

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Montana

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Archer, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,368 miles [2,201.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Merrick County

Our profile page for Archer, Merrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the Northwest

Richardson County

Our profile page for Archer, Richardson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

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

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Ohio

Harrison County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Archer   [Map]
Distance: About 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Marshall County

Our profile page for Archer, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the North Northeast

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West Virginia

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Archer, Wetzel County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Laramie County

Our profile page for Archer, Laramie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Archer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Archer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Archer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2973, Longitude: -88.2217     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Archer 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 Archer 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 314.521 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.234 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.916 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 Archer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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