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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Auburn to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,539 miles [10,523.5 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 7,240 miles [11,651.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Auburn ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Auburn.

While the name Auburn is unique within Alabama, we know of another 46 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Auburn, we know of 3 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 FloridaMichiganNorth DakotaTennessee
 GeorgiaMinnesotaNova ScotiaTexas
 IllinoisMississippiOhioVirginia
 IndianaMissouriOklahomaWashington
 IowaNebraskaOntarioWest Virginia
 KansasNevadaOregonWyoming

Arkansas

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Auburn, Sebastian County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the West Northwest

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Auburn, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Auburn, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Auburn, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Auburn, Okaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Barrow County

Our profile page for Auburn, Barrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Clark County

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

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Auburn, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Auburn, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Sac County

Our profile page for Auburn, Sac County   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Auburn, Shawnee County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Logan County

Our profile page for Auburn, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Maine

Androscoggin County

Our profile page for Auburn, Androscoggin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Auburn, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Auburn, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 997 miles [1,604.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Bay County

Our profile page for Auburn, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the North

Oakland County

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

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Minnesota

Dakota County

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

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Mississippi

Lee County

Our profile page for Auburn, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Auburn, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Auburn, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Nemaha County

Our profile page for Auburn, Nemaha County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Washoe County

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

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Auburn, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Salem County

Our profile page for Auburn, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Auburn, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Auburn, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Walsh County

Our profile page for Auburn, Walsh County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Auburn   [Map]
Distance: About 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Auburn, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North

Geauga County

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

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Oklahoma

Woods County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Auburn   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Auburn, Baker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Auburn, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the Northeast

Susquehanna County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Auburn   [Map]
Distance: About 1,521 miles [2,447.8 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Auburn, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Auburn, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Cannon County

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

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Texas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Auburn, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the West

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Virginia

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Auburn, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Auburn, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,165 miles [3,484.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Auburn, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the North Northeast

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Wyoming

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Auburn, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,552 miles [2,497.7 km] to the Northwest

Uinta County

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

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia

- South Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,898 miles [15,929.3 km] to the West Southwest

- New South Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 9,205 miles [14,814 km] to the West Southwest

Ireland   [Map]

Distance: About 3,955 miles [6,365 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Auburn: www.auburnalabama.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Auburn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6108, Longitude: -85.4869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Auburn 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 Auburn 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 312.84 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.195 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.975 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 Auburn, 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 Auburn.



 
 
 

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