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Argo, Alabama
(Saint Clair County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Argo to ...

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

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Argo to Ashville, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the South (S). 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 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,531 miles [10,510.6 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 7,239 miles [11,650 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,116 miles [8,233.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Argo ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Argo.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Argo. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 20 communities in the United States - with 21 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Colorado

Arapahoe County

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

Delaware

Sussex County

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

Georgia

Fannin County

Our profile page for Argo, Fannin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the East Northeast

Hall County

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

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Illinois

Carroll County

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

Cook County

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

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Iowa

Scott County

Our profile page for Argo, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Argo, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Catahoula Parish

Our profile page for Argo, Catahoula Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Minnesota

Winona County

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

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Missouri

Crawford County

Our profile page for Argo, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Broadwater County

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

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Nebraska

Burt County

Our profile page for Argo, Burt County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Argo, Lyon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,843 miles [2,966 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Nash County

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

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South Dakota

Brookings County

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

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Texas

Bowie County

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

Titus County

Our profile page for Argo, Titus County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the West

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Washington

King County

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

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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 Argo. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Argo) 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 Argo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Argo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Argo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6966, Longitude: -86.5086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Argo 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 Argo 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 313.511 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.12 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.14 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 Argo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Argo.



 
 
 

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