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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Bedford to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bedford to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Vernon [Map], which is the Seat of Lamar County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Bedford 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 9 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 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,596 miles [10,615.2 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 7,310 miles [11,764.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,185 miles [8,344.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bedford ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Bedford.

While the name Bedford is unique within Alabama, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Sebastian County

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

Illinois

Pike County

Our profile page for Bedford, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Bedford, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the North Northeast

Iowa

Taylor County

Our profile page for Bedford, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Stafford County

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

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Kentucky

Trimble County

Our profile page for Bedford, Trimble County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Madison Parish

Our profile page for Bedford, Madison Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the West Southwest

Red River Parish

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

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Bedford   [Map]
Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the North Northwest

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Bedford, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Bedford, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North Northeast

Wayne County

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

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Missouri

Livingston County

Our profile page for Bedford, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Broadwater County

Our profile page for Bedford, Broadwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,498 miles [2,410.8 km] to the Northwest

Jefferson County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Bedford   [Map]
Distance: About 1,414 miles [2,275.6 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Bedford, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Kings County

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

Westchester County

Our profile page for Bedford, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Pitt County

Our profile page for Bedford, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Bedford   [Map]
Distance: About 1,505 miles [2,422.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Bedford, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Osage County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Bedford   [Map]
Distance: About 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Bedford County

Our profile page for Bedford, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Bedford
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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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Bedford, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Bedford, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the West

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Virginia

Bedford City

Our profile page for Bedford, Bedford City   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the East Northeast

Shenandoah County

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

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Washington

Pacific County

Our profile page for Bedford, Pacific County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,037 miles [3,278.2 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Bedford, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,376 miles [2,214.5 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bedford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7959, Longitude: -88.2070     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bedford 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 Bedford 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 314.547 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.333 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.81 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 Bedford.



 
 
 

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