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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bridgeport to Scottsboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 182 miles [292.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 551 miles [886.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,439 miles [10,362.6 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 7,150 miles [11,506.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,026 miles [8,088.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bridgeport ...

We have found 64 communities that share the name Bridgeport.

While the name Bridgeport is unique within Alabama, we know of another 64 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,493 miles [2,402.8 km] to the West

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,484 miles [2,388.3 km] to the West

Arkansas

Sharp County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Sharp County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Bridgeport   [Map]
Distance: About 2,125 miles [3,419.9 km] to the Northwest

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California

Mariposa County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Mariposa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,907 miles [3,069 km] to the West Northwest

Mono County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Mono County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,861 miles [2,995 km] to the West Northwest

Nevada County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,963 miles [3,159.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Delta County

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

Mesa County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Mesa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,276 miles [2,053.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the South Southeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Richmond County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the North

Knox County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Knox County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the North Northwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the North Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Scott County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the North

Marion County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Jackson County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the North Northwest

Monroe County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Northwest

Wayne County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Saline County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the West Northwest

Sedgwick County

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

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Kentucky

Franklin County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the North

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Saginaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Simpson County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Harrison County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the Northwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Morrill County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Morrill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Madison County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the Northeast

Seneca County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Bridgeport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Stanly County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Bridgeport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,547 miles [2,489.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the Northeast

Hardin County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the North Northeast

Stark County

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

Union County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Caddo County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Caddo County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Bridgeport
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

Baker County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,809 miles [2,911.3 km] to the West Northwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,087 miles [3,358.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Adams County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the Northeast

Carbon County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Northeast

Cumberland County

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

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Northeast

Perry County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Newport County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Newport County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Custer County

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

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Wise County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the West

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Utah

Daggett County

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

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Virginia

Buckingham County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Buckingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Douglas County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,952 miles [3,141.4 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Crawford County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Bridgeport. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bridgeport) 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 Bridgeport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bridgeport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgeport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9504, Longitude: -85.7224     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport 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 313.099 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.821 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.534 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 Bridgeport, 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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