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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Carson to Chatom, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 115 miles [185.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 799 miles [1,285.9 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 6,697 miles [10,777.8 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 7,401 miles [11,910.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,279 miles [8,495.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carson ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Carson.

While the name Carson is unique within Alabama, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Mississippi County

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Carson
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Carson, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,765 miles [2,840.5 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Hinsdale County

Our profile page for Carson, Hinsdale County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Carson, Pottawattamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Brown County

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

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Kentucky

Carroll County

Our profile page for Carson, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Beauregard Parish

Our profile page for Carson, Beauregard Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the West

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Carson, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,492 miles [2,401.1 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Jefferson Davis County

Our profile page for Carson, Jefferson Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 109 miles [175.4 km] to the West

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Missouri

Howell County

Our profile page for Carson, Howell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the North Northwest

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New Mexico

Taos County

Our profile page for Carson, Taos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Steuben County

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

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North Dakota

Grant County

Our profile page for Carson, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

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

Huron County

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

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Oklahoma

Hughes County

Our profile page for Carson, Hughes County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Carson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Carson, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,823 miles [2,933.8 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

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Texas

Fannin County

Our profile page for Carson, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Dinwiddie County

Our profile page for Carson, Dinwiddie County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Skamania County

Our profile page for Carson, Skamania County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,054 miles [3,305.6 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Ashland County

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

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4724, Longitude: -87.9414     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carson 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 Carson 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 314.205 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.618 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.149 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 Carson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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