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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Calvary to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 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 6,655 miles [10,710.2 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 7,361 miles [11,846.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,238 miles [8,429.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Calvary ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Calvary.

While the name Calvary is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Decatur County

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

Grady County

Our profile page for Calvary, Grady County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Cook County

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

Kentucky

Marion County

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Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Calvary, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Winston County

Our profile page for Calvary, Winston County   [Map]
Distance: About 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Montgomery County

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

Morgan County

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

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Tennessee

Dyer County

Our profile page for Calvary, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Wood County

Our profile page for Calvary, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West

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Virginia

Shenandoah County

Our profile page for Calvary, Shenandoah County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Fond du Lac County

Our profile page for Calvary, Fond du Lac County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calvary. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2254, Longitude: -87.7931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Calvary 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 Calvary 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 314.179 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.692 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.951 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 Calvary, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Calvary.



 
 
 

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