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Banks, Alabama
(Bibb County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Banks 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 77 miles [123.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,585 miles [10,597.5 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 7,293 miles [11,736.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,170 miles [8,320.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Banks ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Banks.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Banks. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 17 communities in the United States and Canada - with 17 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Bradley County

Our profile page for Banks, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the West

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Banks, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the Southeast

Idaho

Boise County

Our profile page for Banks, Boise County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,721 miles [2,769.7 km] to the Northwest

Illinois

Cook County

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

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Kansas

Osborne County

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

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Kentucky

Letcher County

Our profile page for Banks, Letcher County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Banks, East Baton Rouge Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in East Baton Rouge Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Faribault County

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

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Mississippi

Tunica County

Our profile page for Banks, Tunica County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

DeBaca County

Our profile page for Banks, DeBaca County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in DeBaca County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Cattaraugus County

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

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North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Banks, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

McKenzie County

Our profile page for Banks, McKenzie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,321 miles [2,125.9 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Banks   [Map]
Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Banks, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,079 miles [3,345.8 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Lexington County

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

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West Virginia

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Banks. 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 that stretches from Banks. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Banks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Banks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1515, Longitude: -87.1892     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Banks 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 Banks 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 313.885 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.478 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.528 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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<8>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 Banks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Banks.



 
 
 

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