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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Boaz to Guntersville, 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 128 miles [206 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,492 miles [10,447.9 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 7,202 miles [11,590.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,078 miles [8,172.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Boaz ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Boaz.

While the name Boaz is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Colorado

Huerfano County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Boaz, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the South Southeast

Illinois

Massac County

Our profile page for Boaz, Massac County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the Northwest

Kansas

Greenwood County

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

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Kentucky

Graves County

Our profile page for Boaz, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Christian County

Our profile page for Boaz, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the West Northwest

Crawford County

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

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Nevada

Elko County

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

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New Mexico

Chaves County

Our profile page for Boaz, Chaves County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Chatham County

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

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Texas

Coryell County

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

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Virginia

Isle of Wight County

Our profile page for Boaz, Isle of Wight County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Boaz, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Richland County

Our profile page for Boaz, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Boaz: www.ci.boaz.al.us/city/

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 in Boaz. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boaz) 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 Boaz. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boaz

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boaz. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2017, Longitude: -86.1539     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boaz 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 Boaz 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 313.325 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.976 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.885 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 Boaz, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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