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Barclay, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Talladega [Map], which is the Seat of Talladega County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Barclay to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,529 miles [10,507.4 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 7,236 miles [11,645.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • 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).<6>

Communities Also Named Barclay ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Barclay.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Barclay, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Osage County

Our profile page for Barclay, Osage County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northwest

Maryland

Queen Anne's County

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Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northeast

Michigan

Ontonagon County

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

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Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Barclay, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,598 miles [2,571.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Ohio

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Barclay, Trumbull County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Barclay
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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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Barclay, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Falls County

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Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

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

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barclay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4193, Longitude: -86.1669     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barclay 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 Barclay 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 313.29 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.827 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.064 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 Barclay.



 
 
 

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