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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Barrett 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 6 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 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,603 miles [10,626.5 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 7,297 miles [11,743.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Barrett ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Barrett.

While the name Barrett is unique within Alabama, we know of another 21 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 Barrett   [Map]
Distance: About 2,579 miles [4,150.5 km] to the Northwest

California

Mariposa County

Our profile page for Barrett, Mariposa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km] to the West Northwest

San Diego County

Our profile page for Barrett, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,815 miles [2,921 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Barrett, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Indiana

Posey County

Our profile page for Barrett, Posey County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Barrett, Cherokee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northwest

Marshall County

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

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Barrett, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the West

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Barrett, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Grant County

Our profile page for Barrett, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,160 miles [1,866.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Barrett, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,876 miles [3,019.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Barrett, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Alleghany County

Our profile page for Barrett, Alleghany County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Barrett
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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Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Barrett, Umatilla County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,032 miles [3,270.2 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Barrett, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Franklin County

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

Harris County

Our profile page for Barrett, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Barrett, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the North Northeast

Grant County

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

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Wyoming

Crook County

Our profile page for Barrett, Crook County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Crook County, 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 Barrett. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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 Barrett. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Barrett) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barrett. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1921, Longitude: -85.4208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barrett 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 Barrett 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 312.707 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.846 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.249 degrees.

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<7>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 Barrett, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Barrett.



 
 
 

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