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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Buffalo to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,519 miles [10,491.3 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 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,100 miles [8,207.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Buffalo ...

We have found 57 communities that share the name Buffalo.

While the name Buffalo is unique within Alabama, we know of another 57 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Buffalo   [Map]
Distance: About 1,774 miles [2,855 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Baxter County

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

Polk County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Polk County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the West Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Scott County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Jefferson County

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

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Brown County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the North

Ohio County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the North

White County

Our profile page for Buffalo, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the North

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Iowa

Madison County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Doniphan County

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

Geary County

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

Gove County

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

Wilson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Jackson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the North Northeast

Johnson County

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

Larue County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Larue County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the North

Trigg County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Trigg County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,306 miles [2,101.8 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Wright County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Dallas County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Northwest

McDonald County

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

Ray County

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

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Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Fergus County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Dawson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Dawson County   [Map]
Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the Northwest

Wheeler County

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

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the North Northeast

Iredell County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the Northeast

Stokes County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Stokes County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the North Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Beaver County

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

Harper County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Harper County   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

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

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Buffalo   [Map]
Distance: About 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the North Northwest

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South Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the Northeast

McCormick County

Our profile page for Buffalo, McCormick County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Harding County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Harding County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,299 miles [2,090.5 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Anderson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the North Northeast

Hickman County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the North Northwest

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the North Northwest

Lawrence County

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

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Coleman County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Coleman County   [Map]
Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the West

Henderson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the West

Leon County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Leon County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the West

Mills County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Mills County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the North Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Buffalo County   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Johnson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,385 miles [2,228.9 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buffalo. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9462, Longitude: -85.4019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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 312.81 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 309.868 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 Buffalo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buffalo.



 
 
 

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