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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Bynum to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bynum to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bynum to Anniston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 615 miles [989.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,512 miles [10,480 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 7,218 miles [11,616.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,095 miles [8,199.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bynum ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Bynum.

While the name Bynum is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Indiana

Shelby County

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

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Bynum, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northeast

Mississippi

Lamar County

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Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the Southwest

Prentiss County

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Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Teton County

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Distance: About 1,683 miles [2,708.5 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Chatham County

Our profile page for Bynum, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Williamsburg County

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

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Texas

Hill County

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Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the West

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

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bynum. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bynum

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bynum. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6132, Longitude: -85.9611     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bynum 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 Bynum 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 313.178 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.725 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.94 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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