RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
     
>> >> >> >>
 
   
 

Bowen, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

 The location of Bowen 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Bowen
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Bowen once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Bowen to:

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bowen to Guntersville, with an average speed<3> 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 129 miles [207.6 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 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,500 miles [10,460.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,211 miles [11,605 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,087 miles [8,186.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Bowen ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Bowen.

While the name Bowen is unique within Alabama, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Jump ahead to ...

 ArkansasIowaMissouriNew York
 ColoradoKentuckyMontanaOhio
 GeorgiaMichiganNebraskaOntario
 IllinoisMississippiNew MexicoTennessee
    West Virginia

Arkansas

Pike County

Our profile page for Bowen, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the West

Colorado

Las Animas County

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

Rio Grande County

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

Georgia

Liberty County

Our profile page for Bowen, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the East Southeast

- Return to top

Illinois

Hancock County

Our profile page for Bowen, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the North Northwest

- Return to top

Iowa

Jones County

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

- Return to top

Kentucky

Powell County

Our profile page for Bowen, Powell County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

Michigan

Kent County

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

- Return to top

Mississippi

Itawamba County

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

- Return to top

Missouri

Henry County

Our profile page for Bowen, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the Northwest

- Return to top

Montana

Beaverhead County

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

- Return to top

Nebraska

Washington County

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

- Return to top

New Mexico

Dona Ana County

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

- Return to top

New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Bowen, Cattaraugus County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

Ohio

Lucas County

Our profile page for Bowen, Lucas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

Ontario

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

- Return to top

Tennessee

Grainger County

Our profile page for Bowen, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

West Virginia

Wayne County

Our profile page for Bowen, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bowen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Bowen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowen) 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 Bowen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bowen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2193, Longitude: -86.3758     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bowen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<3>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.

- Return to Citation

<4>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 Bowen to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.46 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.134 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.971 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bowen.



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   AL
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 26 Nov 2016
By John Hall