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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Camden [Map], which is the Seat of Wilcox County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Caledonia to Camden, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,641 miles [10,687.7 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 7,344 miles [11,819 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,222 miles [8,404 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Caledonia ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Caledonia.

While the name Caledonia is unique within Alabama, we know of another 25 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 Caledonia, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Boone County

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

Putnam County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Putnam County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the North

Indiana

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Sullivan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Ringgold County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Ringgold County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Ottawa County

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

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Kentucky

Trigg County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Trigg County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the North

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Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Houston County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Carbon County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Carbon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,497 miles [2,409.2 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the North Northeast

Saint Lawrence County

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

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North Carolina

Moore County

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

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North Dakota

Traill County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Traill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Caledonia   [Map]
Distance: About 1,744 miles [2,806.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Marion County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Caledonia   [Map]
Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Elk County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Elk County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Caledonia   [Map]
Distance: About 1,622 miles [2,610.4 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Rusk County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the West

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Virginia

Goochland County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Goochland County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,134 miles [3,434.3 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Racine County

Our profile page for Caledonia, Racine County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caledonia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8904, Longitude: -87.0875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caledonia 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 Caledonia 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 313.733 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.128 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.74 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 Caledonia, 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 Caledonia.



 
 
 

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