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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Barlow to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,709 miles [10,797.1 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 7,414 miles [11,931.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,292 miles [8,516.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Barlow ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Barlow.

While the name Barlow is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 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 Barlow   [Map]
Distance: About 2,250 miles [3,621 km] to the Northwest

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Barlow, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,997 miles [3,213.9 km] to the West Northwest

Idaho

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Barlow, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,533 miles [2,467.1 km] to the Northwest

Kansas

Norton County

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

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Kentucky

Ballard County

Our profile page for Barlow, Ballard County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Copiah County

Our profile page for Barlow, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the West

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Missouri

Wayne County

Our profile page for Barlow, Wayne County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the North Northwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

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

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North Dakota

Foster County

Our profile page for Barlow, Foster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Barlow, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Barlow, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Adams County

Our profile page for Barlow, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Cooke County

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

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Barlow, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,454 miles [2,340 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Barlow, Kanawha County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the Northeast

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Yukon

Our profile page for Barlow   [Map]
Distance: About 3,061 miles [4,926.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Barlow. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Barlow. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Barlow) 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 Barlow. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Barlow

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barlow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5668, Longitude: -88.3236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barlow 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 Barlow 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 314.441 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.906 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.28 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 Barlow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Barlow.



 
 
 

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