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Caddo, Alabama

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

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

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Caddo to Moulton, 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 161 miles [259.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,515 miles [10,484.9 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 7,229 miles [11,633.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,104 miles [8,214.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Caddo ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Caddo.

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

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Pendleton County

Our profile page for Caddo, Pendleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the North Northeast


Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Caddo, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the West Southwest


Webster County

Our profile page for Caddo, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the West Northwest


Bryan County

Our profile page for Caddo, Bryan County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the West

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Milam County

Our profile page for Caddo, Milam County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Milam County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stephens County

Our profile page for Caddo, Stephens County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the West

Wilson County

Our profile page for Caddo, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the West Southwest

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Pittsylvania County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caddo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5693, Longitude: -87.1400     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caddo 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 Caddo 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 313.942 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.74 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.207 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 Caddo, 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 Caddo.


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