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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Belknap to Selma, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 44 miles [70.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,623 miles [10,658.7 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 7,327 miles [11,791.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,205 miles [8,376.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Belknap ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Belknap.

While the name Belknap is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Cross County

Our profile page for Belknap, Cross County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the Northwest

Georgia

Bryan County

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

Illinois

Johnson County

Our profile page for Belknap, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Clark County

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

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Belknap, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Davis County

Our profile page for Belknap, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Chautauqua County

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

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Kentucky

Wolfe County

Our profile page for Belknap, Wolfe County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Michigan

Allegan County

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

Presque Isle County

Our profile page for Belknap, Presque Isle County   [Map]
Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the North

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Montana

Sanders County

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Distance: About 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Harrison County

Our profile page for Belknap, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Belknap, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Young County

Our profile page for Belknap, Young County
This community is historic.
Although located in Young County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Sevier County

Our profile page for Belknap, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,481 miles [2,383.4 km] to the West 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 that starts in Belknap. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Belknap) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belknap. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2063, Longitude: -87.0139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Belknap 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 Belknap 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 313.713 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.149 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.65 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 Belknap, 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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