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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Hayneville [Map], which is the Seat of Lowndes County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Benton to Hayneville, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 712 miles [1,145.9 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 6,610 miles [10,637.8 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 7,314 miles [11,770.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Benton ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Benton.

While the name Benton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Saline County

Our profile page for Benton, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the West Northwest

California

Mono County

Our profile page for Benton, Mono County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,820 miles [2,929 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Otero County

Our profile page for Benton, Otero County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Benton, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Columbia County

Our profile page for Benton, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Floyd County

Our profile page for Benton, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Illinois

Franklin County

Our profile page for Benton, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the North Northwest

Lake County

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

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Indiana

Elkhart County

Our profile page for Benton, Elkhart County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Ringgold County

Our profile page for Benton, Ringgold County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Benton, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the Northwest

Phillips County

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

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Kentucky

Kenton County

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

Marshall County

Our profile page for Benton, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the North Northwest

Muhlenberg County

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

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Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Benton, Bossier Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the West

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Benton, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,256 miles [2,021.3 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Benton, Washtenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Carver County

Our profile page for Benton, Carver County   [Map]
Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Yazoo County

Our profile page for Benton, Yazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Saint Louis City

Our profile page for Benton, Saint Louis City   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the North Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Benton, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Chouteau County

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

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Nebraska

Colfax County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Benton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Benton, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Yates County

Our profile page for Benton, Yates County   [Map]
Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Benton   [Map]
Distance: About 2,024 miles [3,257.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Crawford County

Our profile page for Benton, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the North Northeast

Hancock County

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

Holmes County

Our profile page for Benton, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the North Northeast

Lorain County

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

Wood County

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

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Oklahoma

Beaver County

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

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Pennsylvania

Columbia County

Our profile page for Benton, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the Northeast

Lancaster County

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

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Tennessee

Marshall County

Our profile page for Benton, Marshall County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the North

Polk County

Our profile page for Benton, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Kendall County

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

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Wisconsin

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Benton, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lowndes County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Benton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Benton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Benton) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3078, Longitude: -86.8180     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benton 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 Benton 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 313.604 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.037 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.553 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 Benton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Benton.



 
 
 

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