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Buckingham, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 190 miles [305.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Buckingham to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,524 miles [10,499.4 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 7,240 miles [11,651.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,116 miles [8,233.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Buckingham ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Buckingham.

While the name Buckingham is unique within Alabama, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Larimer County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Larimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the West Northwest

Weld County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Weld County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the West Northwest


Hartford County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the Northeast


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Southeast

Lee County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Newton County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Payette County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Payette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,670 miles [2,687.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Kankakee County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Kankakee County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the North

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Tama County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Tama County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Floyd County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Meagher County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Meagher County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,462 miles [2,352.9 km] to the Northwest

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Ocean County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Perry County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the Northeast

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Bucks County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Our profile page for Buckingham   [Map]
Distance: About 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the Northeast

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Dallas County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the West

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Albemarle County

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

Arlington County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Arlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the East Northeast

Buckingham County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Buckingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the East Northeast

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Buckingham, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckingham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8365, Longitude: -87.6781     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buckingham 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 Buckingham 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 314.287 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.175 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.373 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 Buckingham, 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 Buckingham.


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