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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ashby to Centreville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 59 miles [95 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,580 miles [10,589.5 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 7,287 miles [11,727.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ashby ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Ashby.

While the name Ashby is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Ashby, Franklin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the North Northeast

Pike County

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

Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Ashby, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km] to the Northeast

Minnesota

Grant County

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Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Grant County

Our profile page for Ashby, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Ashby   [Map]
Distance: About 1,674 miles [2,694 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Grainger County

Our profile page for Ashby, Grainger County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Matagorda County

Our profile page for Ashby, Matagorda County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Cumberland County

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Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

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Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Adams County

Our profile page for Ashby, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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 beginning in Ashby. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0210, Longitude: -86.9194     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashby 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 Ashby 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 313.715 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.263 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.448 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 Ashby, 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 Ashby.



 
 
 

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