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Arnot, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 192 miles [309 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Arnot to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,516 miles [10,486.5 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 7,232 miles [11,638.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,107 miles [8,218.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Arnot ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Arnot.

While the name Arnot is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Our profile page for Arnot   [Map]
Distance: About 1,503 miles [2,418.8 km] to the North Northwest


Adams County

Our profile page for Arnot, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the Southwest

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Chemung County

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


Tioga County

Our profile page for Arnot, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arnot. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9193, Longitude: -87.5709     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arnot 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 Arnot 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 314.226 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.116 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.31 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 Arnot.


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