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Ardmore, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ardmore to Athens, 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 184 miles [296.1 km] to the South (S). 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 604 miles [972 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,483 miles [10,433.4 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 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,073 miles [8,164.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ardmore ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Ardmore.

While the name Ardmore is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Our profile page for Ardmore   [Map]
Distance: About 1,753 miles [2,821.2 km] to the North Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Ardmore   [Map]
Distance: About 2,081 miles [3,349 km] to the Northwest


Los Angeles County

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


Effingham County

Our profile page for Ardmore, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for Ardmore, Saint Joseph County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the North

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Prince George's County

Our profile page for Ardmore, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Macon County

Our profile page for Ardmore, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Ardmore, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Carter County

Our profile page for Ardmore, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the West

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Ardmore, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

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

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South Dakota

Fall River County

Our profile page for Ardmore, Fall River County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km] to the Northwest

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Giles County

Our profile page for Ardmore, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About Less than 2 miles to the Northwest

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Fairfax City

Our profile page for Ardmore, Fairfax City   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Ardmore, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ardmore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9847, Longitude: -86.8374     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ardmore 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 Ardmore 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 313.779 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.609 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.988 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 Ardmore.


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