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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Bishop to Tuscumbia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 192 miles [309 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,550 miles [10,541.2 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 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,142 miles [8,275.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bishop ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Bishop.

While the name Bishop is unique within Alabama, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Little River County

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

California

Inyo County

Our profile page for Bishop, Inyo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Oconee County

Our profile page for Bishop, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Mason County

Our profile page for Bishop, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Jewell County

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

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Fayette County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Bishop, 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.

Perry County

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

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Bishop, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Worcester County

Our profile page for Bishop, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Newaygo County

Our profile page for Bishop, Newaygo County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Scott County

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

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Missouri

Greene County

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

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North Carolina

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Bishop, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Ellis County

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

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Bishop, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Dyer County

Our profile page for Bishop, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Cameron County

Our profile page for Bishop, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the Southwest

Erath County

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

Nueces County

Our profile page for Bishop, Nueces County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Southwest

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West Virginia

McDowell County

Our profile page for Bishop, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Wyoming

Natrona County

Our profile page for Bishop, Natrona County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the Northwest

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About Colbert County

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bishop. 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 starting from Bishop. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bishop) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bishop. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6656, Longitude: -88.1139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bishop 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 Bishop 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 314.546 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.451 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.592 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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