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Cartersville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cartersville to Fort Payne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 170 miles [273.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 552 miles [888.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,443 miles [10,369 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 7,153 miles [11,511.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,029 miles [8,093.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cartersville ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Cartersville.

While the name Cartersville 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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Georgia

Bartow County

Our profile page for Cartersville, Bartow County   [Map]
Distance: About 61 miles [98.2 km] to the Southeast

Iowa

Cerro Gordo County

Our profile page for Cartersville, Cerro Gordo County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the North Northwest

Kentucky

Garrard County

Our profile page for Cartersville, Garrard County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the North Northeast

Mississippi

Tishomingo County

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

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Montana

Rosebud County

Our profile page for Cartersville, Rosebud County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,347 miles [2,167.8 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Duplin County

Our profile page for Cartersville, Duplin County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the East

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Ohio

Summit County

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

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Oklahoma

Haskell County

Our profile page for Cartersville, Haskell County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the West

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Cartersville, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Hawkins County

Our profile page for Cartersville, Hawkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the Northeast

Maury County

Our profile page for Cartersville, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Cartersville, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East Northeast

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Cartersville, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.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 that starts in Cartersville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cartersville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cartersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7584, Longitude: -85.6041     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cartersville 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 Cartersville 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 313.02 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.702 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.532 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 Cartersville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cartersville.



 
 
 

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