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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cairo to Athens, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 181 miles [291.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 623 miles [1,002.6 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 6,501 miles [10,462.3 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 7,216 miles [11,613 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,091 miles [8,193.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cairo ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Cairo.

While the name Cairo 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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Arkansas

Union County

Our profile page for Cairo, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the West Southwest

Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Cairo, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the South Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Cairo, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Grady County

Our profile page for Cairo, Grady County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the South Southeast

Thomas County

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

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Illinois

Alexander County

Our profile page for Cairo, Alexander County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Tippecanoe County

Our profile page for Cairo, Tippecanoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Louisa County

Our profile page for Cairo, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Pratt County

Our profile page for Cairo, Pratt County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Henderson County

Our profile page for Cairo, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Clay County

Our profile page for Cairo, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the Southwest

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Cairo, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the West Southwest

Prentiss County

Our profile page for Cairo, Prentiss County   [Map]
Distance: About 68 miles [109.4 km] to the West

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Missouri

Randolph County

Our profile page for Cairo, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Chouteau County

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

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Nebraska

Hall County

Our profile page for Cairo, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Greene County

Our profile page for Cairo, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Anson County

Our profile page for Cairo, Anson County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the East

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Ohio

Allen County

Our profile page for Cairo, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the North Northeast

Stark County

Our profile page for Cairo, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Coal County

Our profile page for Cairo, Coal County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Cairo
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

Malheur County

Our profile page for Cairo, Malheur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,701 miles [2,737.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Crockett County

Our profile page for Cairo, Crockett County   [Map]
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the West Northwest

Sumner County

Our profile page for Cairo, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Jasper County

Our profile page for Cairo, Jasper County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Jasper County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Cairo, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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' distance starting from Cairo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cairo) 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 Cairo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cairo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cairo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8709, Longitude: -87.1443     [Map].

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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 Cairo 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 313.961 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.804 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.142 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 Cairo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cairo.



 
 
 

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