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Barnesville, Alabama
(Marion County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Hamilton [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Barnesville 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 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 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 6,574 miles [10,579.8 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 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Barnesville ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Barnesville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Barnesville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States and Canada - with 16 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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Weld County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the West Northwest


New Haven County

Our profile page for Barnesville, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the Northeast


Lamar County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the East Southeast

Pike County

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

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Bourbon County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Bourbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the Northwest

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Clay County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the North Northwest

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DeSoto County

Our profile page for Barnesville, DeSoto County   [Map]
Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Clinton County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the Northwest

Macon County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the North Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Barnesville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,413 miles [2,274 km] to the Northeast

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Robeson County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Robeson County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the East

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Belmont County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the Northeast

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Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the Northeast

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 97 miles [156.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Charlotte County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Charlotte County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Charlotte 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 that begins in Barnesville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Barnesville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barnesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1398, Longitude: -88.0778     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barnesville 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 Barnesville 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 314.491 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.315 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.687 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 Barnesville.


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