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Blake, Alabama
(Randolph County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Blake to ...

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

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

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Blake to Wedowee, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 69 miles [111 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,516 miles [10,486.5 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 7,219 miles [11,617.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,097 miles [8,202.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blake ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Blake.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Blake. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 14 communities in the United States and Canada - with 13 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Blake   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,959 miles [3,152.7 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Volusia County

Our profile page for Blake, Volusia County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the Southeast

Idaho

Clearwater County

Our profile page for Blake, Clearwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km] to the Northwest

Kansas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Blake, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Owsley County

Our profile page for Blake, Owsley County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Blake, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Benzie County

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

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Missouri

Daviess County

Our profile page for Blake, Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Medina County

Our profile page for Blake, Medina County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Blake   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Colleton County

Our profile page for Blake, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East

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Utah

Emery County

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

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West Virginia

Mercer County

Our profile page for Blake, Mercer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Northeast

Wetzel County

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1140, Longitude: -85.5008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blake 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 Blake 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 312.877 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.308 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.869 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 Blake, 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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