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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Carlton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Carlton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Carlton to Grove Hill, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 115 miles [185.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,699 miles [10,781 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 7,402 miles [11,912.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,281 miles [8,498.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carlton ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Carlton.

While the name Carlton 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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California

Imperial County

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

Orange County

Our profile page for Carlton, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,746 miles [2,809.9 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

El Paso County

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

Prowers County

Our profile page for Carlton, Prowers County   [Map]
Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the Northwest

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Florida

Pinellas County

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

Saint Lucie County

Our profile page for Carlton, Saint Lucie County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Madison County

Our profile page for Carlton, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the Northeast

Oglethorpe County

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

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Illinois

DeKalb County

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

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Kansas

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Carlton, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Carlton, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Michigan

Barry County

Our profile page for Carlton, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the North

Saint Clair County

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

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Minnesota

Carlton County

Our profile page for Carlton, Carlton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the North

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Montana

Missoula County

Our profile page for Carlton, Missoula County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Orleans County

Our profile page for Carlton, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Carlton, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Blaine County

Our profile page for Carlton, Blaine County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Yamhill County

Our profile page for Carlton, Yamhill County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,119 miles [3,410.2 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Mercer County

Our profile page for Carlton, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Carlton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,752 miles [2,819.6 km] to the North Northwest

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South Dakota

Clark County

Our profile page for Carlton, Clark County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Carlton, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Carlton, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the West

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Washington

Okanogan County

Our profile page for Carlton, Okanogan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,048 miles [3,295.9 km] to the Northwest

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carlton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3437, Longitude: -87.8456     [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 Carlton 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 314.136 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.522 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.135 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 Carlton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carlton.



 
 
 

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