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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Burns to Anniston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 590 miles [949.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,486 miles [10,438.2 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 7,193 miles [11,576 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,070 miles [8,159.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burns ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Burns.

While the name Burns is unique within Alabama, we know of another 27 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Pinal County

Our profile page for Burns, Pinal County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,508 miles [2,426.9 km] to the West

Colorado

Eagle County

Our profile page for Burns, Eagle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Twiggs County

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

Idaho

Boundary County

Our profile page for Burns, Boundary County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,877 miles [3,020.7 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

McLean County

Our profile page for Burns, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Elkhart County

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

Martin County

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

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Kansas

Butler County

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Burns, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Burns, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

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

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Minnesota

Anoka County

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

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Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Burns, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the West Southwest

Smith County

Our profile page for Burns, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Polk County

Our profile page for Burns, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Richland County

Our profile page for Burns, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Allegany County

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

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Oklahoma

Washita County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Burns
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

Harney County

Our profile page for Burns, Harney County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,908 miles [3,070.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Dickson County

Our profile page for Burns, Dickson County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Bowie County

Our profile page for Burns, Bowie County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West

Cooke County

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

DeWitt County

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

Rusk County

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

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Wisconsin

La Crosse County

Our profile page for Burns, La Crosse County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Laramie County

Our profile page for Burns, Laramie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,142 miles [1,837.9 km] to the West Northwest

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burns. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8384, Longitude: -85.6066     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burns 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 Burns 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 312.979 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.526 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.747 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 Burns, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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