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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Buckhorn to Troy, with an average speed<2> 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 47 miles [75.6 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,588 miles [10,602.4 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 7,287 miles [11,727.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,167 miles [8,315.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Buckhorn ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Buckhorn.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Buckhorn. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 38 communities in the United States and Canada - with 37 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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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,509 miles [2,428.5 km] to the West Northwest

Arkansas

Lee County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Buckhorn   [Map]
Distance: About 2,364 miles [3,804.5 km] to the Northwest

California

Ventura County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Ventura County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,911 miles [3,075.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Larimer County

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

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the Southeast

Taylor County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the Southeast

Wakulla County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Wakulla County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Laurens County

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

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Illinois

Brown County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Jackson County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Clay County

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

Knott County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Knott County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the North Northeast

Perry County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Webster Parish

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Webster Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the West

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Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Berrien County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the North

Cheboygan County

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

Oakland County

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

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Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Madison County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the North Northwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Eureka County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Eureka County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,337 miles [2,151.7 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, 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.

Orange County

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

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Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the North Northeast

Meigs County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Meigs County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Buckhorn   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Cambria County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the North Northeast

Columbia County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Austin County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Austin County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the West

Newton County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the West

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Virginia

Suffolk City

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

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Washington

San Juan County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, San Juan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,245 miles [3,613 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Preston County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

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

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Wyoming

Laramie County

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

Weston County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Weston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,307 miles [2,103.4 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckhorn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8035, Longitude: -85.7605     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buckhorn 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 Buckhorn 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 312.947 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.207 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.25 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 Buckhorn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buckhorn.



 
 
 

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