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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bluffton to Centre, 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 124 miles [199.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,471 miles [10,414.1 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 7,178 miles [11,551.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,055 miles [8,135.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bluffton ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Bluffton.

While the name Bluffton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Bluffton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,918 miles [3,086.7 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Yell County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the West

Florida

Volusia County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Volusia County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Clay County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the South

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Indiana

Wells County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Winneshiek County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Winneshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Coffey County

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

Ottawa County

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

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Michigan

Muskegon County

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

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Minnesota

Otter Tail County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Otter Tail County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the Northwest

Ray County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Ray County
Although located in Ray County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Allen County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the North

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Llano County

Our profile page for Bluffton, Llano County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Bluffton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bluffton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluffton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0070, Longitude: -85.4400     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bluffton 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 Bluffton 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 312.888 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.445 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.642 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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