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Basin, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Elba [Map], which is the Seat of Coffee County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Basin to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,626 miles [10,663.5 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 7,324 miles [11,786.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,204 miles [8,375 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Basin ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Basin.

While the name Basin is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Newton County

Our profile page for Basin, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the Northwest

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Basin, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Basin, San Miguel County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,349 miles [2,171 km] to the West Northwest

Idaho

Cassia County

Our profile page for Basin, Cassia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,693 miles [2,724.6 km] to the Northwest

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Maine

Washington County

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

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Mississippi

George County

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

Jackson County

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

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Montana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Basin, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,730 miles [2,784.2 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Brewster County

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

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Utah

Grand County

Our profile page for Basin, Grand County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,394 miles [2,243.4 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Basin, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Wyoming

Big Horn County

Our profile page for Basin, Big Horn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Basin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3416, Longitude: -86.1308     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Basin 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 Basin 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 313.129 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.354 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.484 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 Basin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Basin.



 
 
 

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