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Bobo, Alabama
(Fayette County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fayette [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Bobo to Fayette, 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 138 miles [222.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,576 miles [10,583 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 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bobo ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Bobo.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Bobo. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 6 communities in the United States - with 7 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


Gordon County

Our profile page for Bobo, Gordon County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Northeast


Adams County

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


Coahoma County

Our profile page for Bobo, Coahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the West

Quitman County

Our profile page for Bobo, Quitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pike County

Our profile page for Bobo, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the Northeast

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Shelby County

Our profile page for Bobo, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bobo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8773, Longitude: -87.8225     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bobo 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 Bobo 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 314.318 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.078 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.636 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bobo.


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