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Bainbridge, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Bainbridge once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Bainbridge to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Bainbridge to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>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 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,522 miles [10,496.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,238 miles [11,648.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Bainbridge ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Bainbridge.

While the name Bainbridge is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Bainbridge   [Map]
Distance: About 2,126 miles [3,421.5 km] to the Northwest

Georgia

Decatur County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the South Southeast

Illinois

Williamson County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Putnam County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Christian County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the North

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Maryland

Cecil County

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

Worcester County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Berrien County

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

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Minnesota

Cottonwood County

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

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Missouri

Cape Girardeau County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Cape Girardeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the North Northwest

Clinton County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Clinton County
Although located in Clinton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the East

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Ohio

Geauga County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Geauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the North Northeast

Ross County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,995 miles [3,210.6 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bainbridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Bainbridge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bainbridge) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bainbridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bainbridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bainbridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8209, Longitude: -87.6000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bainbridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Bainbridge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.238 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.117 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.344 degrees.

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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 Bainbridge.



 
 
 

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