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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Greensboro [Map], which is the Seat of Hale County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Arcola to Greensboro, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 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 7,345 miles [11,820.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,222 miles [8,404 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Arcola ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Arcola.

While the name Arcola is unique within Alabama, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Arcola, Bulloch County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the East

Illinois

Douglas County

Our profile page for Arcola, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the North

Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Arcola, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the North Northeast

Kansas

Cowley County

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

Ellsworth County

Our profile page for Arcola, Ellsworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the Northwest

Jefferson County

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

Scott County

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

Sumner County

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

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Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Arcola, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Arcola, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Arcola, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Arcola, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Dade County

Our profile page for Arcola, Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Bergen County

Our profile page for Arcola, Bergen County   [Map]
Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Warren County

Our profile page for Arcola, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Arcola, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Arcola   [Map]
Distance: About 1,400 miles [2,253.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Arcola, Fort Bend County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Arcola, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Webster County

Our profile page for Arcola, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Laramie County

Our profile page for Arcola, Laramie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,092 miles [1,757.4 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arcola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5571, Longitude: -87.7675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arcola 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 Arcola 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 314.19 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.75 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.877 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arcola.



 
 
 

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