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Bingham, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bingham to Tuscumbia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,526 miles [10,502.6 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 7,241 miles [11,653.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,116 miles [8,233.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bingham ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Bingham.

While the name Bingham is unique within Alabama, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Bingham, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the West

California

Orange County

Our profile page for Bingham, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,738 miles [2,797 km] to the West

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Bingham, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Jeff Davis County

Our profile page for Bingham, Jeff Davis County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Fayette County

Our profile page for Bingham, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Page County

Our profile page for Bingham, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Bell County

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

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Bingham, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Leelanau County

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

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Minnesota

Clay County

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

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Missouri

Carroll County

Our profile page for Bingham, Carroll County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Sheridan County

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

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New Mexico

Socorro County

Our profile page for Bingham, Socorro County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the West

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Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Bingham, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Jackson County

Our profile page for Bingham, 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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Pennsylvania

McKean County

Our profile page for Bingham, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Dillon County

Our profile page for Bingham, Dillon County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Bingham, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Bingham, Salt Lake County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,402 miles [2,256.3 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Bingham, Greenbrier County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Sheridan County

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

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Colbert County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bingham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6465, Longitude: -87.4975     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bingham 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 Bingham 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 314.166 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.009 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.339 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 Bingham, 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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