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Bagley, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bagley to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,548 miles [10,538 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bagley ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Bagley.

While the name Bagley is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Guthrie County

Our profile page for Bagley, Guthrie County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the North Northwest


Montgomery County

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


Harford County

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


Menominee County

Our profile page for Bagley, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the North

Otsego County

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

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Clearwater County

Our profile page for Bagley, Clearwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Merrimack County

Our profile page for Bagley, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Johnston County

Our profile page for Bagley, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Grant County

Our profile page for Bagley, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Bagley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bagley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bagley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7557, Longitude: -87.0017     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bagley 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 Bagley 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 313.811 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.476 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.326 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 Bagley.


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