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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Hayneville [Map], which is the Seat of Lowndes County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Calhoun to Hayneville, 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,610 miles [10,637.8 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 7,312 miles [11,767.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Calhoun ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Calhoun.

While the name Calhoun is unique within Alabama, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the West Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Washington County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the Northwest

Georgia

Gordon County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Gordon County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the North Northeast

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Illinois

Richland County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the North

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Iowa

Harrison County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Cheyenne County

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

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

McLean County

Our profile page for Calhoun, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Calhoun, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the West

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Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the West

Madison County

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

Newton County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the West

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Missouri

Henry County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Washington County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Calhoun   [Map]
Distance: About 1,515 miles [2,438.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Transylvania County

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

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Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Coffee County

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

McMinn County

Our profile page for Calhoun, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Calhoun County

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

Dallas County

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

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West Virginia

Barbour County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Barbour County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

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

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Waukesha County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the North

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lowndes County

About Alabama

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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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Calhoun. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Calhoun) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calhoun. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0501, Longitude: -86.5450     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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 313.424 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.793 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.499 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 Calhoun, 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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