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Beaverton, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Vernon [Map], which is the Seat of Lamar County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Beaverton to Vernon, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 149 miles [239.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 699 miles [1,124.9 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 6,582 miles [10,592.7 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 7,296 miles [11,741.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,171 miles [8,321.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Beaverton ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Beaverton.

While the name Beaverton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Illinois

Boone County

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

Kansas

Miami County

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

Rawlins County

Our profile page for Beaverton, Rawlins County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Rawlins County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Gladwin County

Our profile page for Beaverton, Gladwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Montana

Valley County

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Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the Northwest

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Beaverton   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Beaverton   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Beaverton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,993 miles [3,207.4 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Beaverton, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beaverton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beaverton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beaverton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9354, Longitude: -88.0218     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beaverton 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 Beaverton 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 314.443 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.232 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.706 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 Beaverton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Beaverton.



 
 
 

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