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Boyd, Alabama
(Sumter County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Boyd to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Boyd to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Boyd to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,657 miles [10,713.4 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 7,367 miles [11,856 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,243 miles [8,437.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Boyd ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Boyd.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Boyd. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 36 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

Lafayette County

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

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Boyd, Lonoke County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the Northwest

Miller County

Our profile page for Boyd, Miller County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the West

California

Sacramento County

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

San Joaquin County

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

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Florida

Taylor County

Our profile page for Boyd, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Boyd, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the North

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Indiana

Rush County

Our profile page for Boyd, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Boyd, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Barton County

Our profile page for Boyd, Barton County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Harrison County

Our profile page for Boyd, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Boyd   [Map]
Distance: About 1,653 miles [2,660.2 km] to the North

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Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Boyd, Allegan County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Lac qui Parle County

Our profile page for Boyd, Lac qui Parle County   [Map]
Distance: About 937 miles [1,508 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Crawford County

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

Dallas County

Our profile page for Boyd, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Carbon County

Our profile page for Boyd, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,415 miles [2,277.2 km] to the Northwest

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Boyd, Roosevelt County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,371 miles [2,206.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Boyd, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,516 miles [2,439.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

Our profile page for Boyd, Dona Ana County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km] to the West

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New York

Lewis County

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

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North Carolina

Rockingham County

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

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Oklahoma

Beaver County

Our profile page for Boyd, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Boyd
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.

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Oregon

Wasco County

Our profile page for Boyd, Wasco County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,950 miles [3,138.2 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Adams County

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

Allegheny County

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

Dauphin County

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

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Boyd, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Jasper County

Our profile page for Boyd, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the East

Newberry County

Our profile page for Boyd, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Boyd, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Fannin County

Our profile page for Boyd, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the West Northwest

Wise County

Our profile page for Boyd, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Boyd, Upshur County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Boyd, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boyd. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6196, Longitude: -88.3042     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boyd 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 Boyd 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 314.519 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.139 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.079 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 Boyd, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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