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Carney, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Carney to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,714 miles [10,805.1 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 7,415 miles [11,933.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,294 miles [8,519.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carney ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Carney.

While the name Carney is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Iowa

Floyd County

Our profile page for Carney, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the North Northwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Carney, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Chautauqua County

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

Marshall County

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

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Louisiana

West Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Carney, West Feliciana Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the West

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Carney, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Menominee County

Our profile page for Carney, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the North

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Montana

Sweet Grass County

Our profile page for Carney, Sweet Grass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,578 miles [2,539.5 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Alamance County

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

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Oklahoma

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Carney, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Carney, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the North Northeast

Wyoming County

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

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Carney, Kanawha County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carney. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.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 'straight-line' distance starting from Carney. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9274, Longitude: -87.7192     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carney 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 Carney 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 314.024 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.335 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.162 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 Carney, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carney.



 
 
 

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