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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Andalusia [Map], which is the Seat of Covington County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Boston to Andalusia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the North (N). 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 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,635 miles [10,678 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 7,335 miles [11,804.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,214 miles [8,391.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Boston ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Boston.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Boston. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 35 communities in the United States and Canada - with 35 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

Madison County

Our profile page for Boston, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Baca County

Our profile page for Boston, Baca County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Boston, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Thomas County

Our profile page for Boston, Thomas County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Indiana

Crawford County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Boston, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North

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Kansas

Chautauqua County

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

Riley County

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

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Kentucky

Butler County

Our profile page for Boston, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the North

Daviess County

Our profile page for Boston, Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the North

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Boston, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North

Nelson County

Our profile page for Boston, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the North

Pendleton County

Our profile page for Boston, Pendleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Vermilion Parish

Our profile page for Boston, Vermilion Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Boston, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Houghton County

Our profile page for Boston, Houghton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the North

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Missouri

Barton County

Our profile page for Boston, Barton County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Northwest

Christian County

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Boston, Monroe County
This community is historic.
Although located in Monroe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Warren County

Our profile page for Boston, Warren County
This community is historic.
Although located in Warren County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Boston, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Boston, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the North Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Boston, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the North Northeast

Highland County

Our profile page for Boston, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the North Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Boston, Jefferson County
This community is historic.
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Summit County

Our profile page for Boston, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Boston   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Boston, Linn County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,162 miles [3,479.4 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Boston, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Boston, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the North

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Texas

Bowie County

Our profile page for Boston, Bowie County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Boston, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the Northeast

Culpeper County

Our profile page for Boston, Culpeper County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Boston, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Clallam County

Our profile page for Boston, Clallam County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clallam 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Boston. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4679, Longitude: -86.4819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boston 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 Boston 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 313.343 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.62 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.591 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 Boston, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Boston.



 
 
 

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