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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Carey to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 612 miles [984.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,492 miles [10,447.9 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 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,082 miles [8,178.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carey ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Carey.

While the name Carey is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Mendocino County

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

Georgia

Greene County

Our profile page for Carey, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the East Southeast

Idaho

Blaine County

Our profile page for Carey, Blaine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,551 miles [2,496.1 km] to the West Northwest

Indiana

Hamilton County

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

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Louisiana

West Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Carey, West Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Carey   [Map]
Distance: About 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Lake County

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

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Nebraska

Hall County

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

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Carey, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Ross County

Our profile page for Carey, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the North Northeast

Wyandot County

Our profile page for Carey, Wyandot County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Carey, Polk County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,032 miles [3,270.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Childress County

Our profile page for Carey, Childress County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the West

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Wyoming

Converse County

Our profile page for Carey, Converse County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carey. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Carey. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8765, Longitude: -86.9342     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carey 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 Carey 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 313.833 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.656 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.053 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 Carey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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