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Bon Air, Alabama
(Talladega County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Bon Air 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 town such as Bon Air to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Talladega [Map], which is the Seat of Talladega County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bon Air to Talladega, 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 63 miles [101.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,544 miles [10,531.5 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 7,250 miles [11,667.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,127 miles [8,251.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bon Air ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Bon Air.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Bon Air. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 14 communities in the United States and Canada - with 14 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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Arkansas

Stone County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Bon Air, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the South Southeast

Kentucky

Letcher County

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

Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish

Our profile page for Bon Air, Calcasieu Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the West Southwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Bon Air, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Bon Air, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Bon Air   [Map]
Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Bon Air, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the North Northeast

Cambria County

Our profile page for Bon Air, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the Northeast

Delaware County

Our profile page for Bon Air, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Sumner County

Our profile page for Bon Air, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the North

White County

Our profile page for Bon Air, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Arlington County

Our profile page for Bon Air, Arlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Northeast

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Bon Air, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Bon Air. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bon Air) 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 Bon Air. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bon Air

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bon Air. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2621, Longitude: -86.3318     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bon Air 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 Bon Air 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 313.379 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.908 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.164 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 Bon Air.



 
 
 

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