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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Asbury 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 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,482 miles [10,431.8 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 7,193 miles [11,576 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,069 miles [8,157.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Asbury ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Asbury.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Asbury. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 30 communities in the United States - with 33 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Clarke County

Our profile page for Asbury, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the South Southwest

Dale County

Our profile page for Asbury, Dale County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the South

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Asbury, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Burke County

Our profile page for Asbury, Burke County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the East Southeast

Troup County

Our profile page for Asbury, Troup County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Troup County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Iowa

Dubuque County

Our profile page for Asbury, Dubuque County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North Northwest

Kentucky

Bracken County

Our profile page for Asbury, Bracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

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

Caroline County

Our profile page for Asbury, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Asbury, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Jasper County

Our profile page for Asbury, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Asbury, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Asbury, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Tompkins County

Our profile page for Asbury, Tompkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northeast

Ulster County

Our profile page for Asbury, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Chatham County

Our profile page for Asbury, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Asbury, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East Northeast

Stokes County

Our profile page for Asbury, Stokes County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Asbury, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Asbury, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the North Northeast

Perry County

Our profile page for Asbury, Perry County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Columbia County

Our profile page for Asbury, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast

Erie County

Our profile page for Asbury, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Asbury, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the East

Union County

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

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Tennessee

Coffee County

Our profile page for Asbury, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 75 miles [120.7 km] to the North

Haywood County

Our profile page for Asbury, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the West Northwest

Knox County

Our profile page for Asbury, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the Northeast

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Asbury, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the West Northwest

Pickett County

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

Stewart County

Our profile page for Asbury, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Asbury, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Asbury, Greenbrier County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the Northeast

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About Marshall County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 starting in Asbury. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Asbury) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Asbury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3781, Longitude: -86.1261     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Asbury 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 Asbury 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 313.317 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.992 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.833 degrees.

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<7>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 Asbury, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Asbury.



 
 
 

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