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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Camden [Map], which is the Seat of Wilcox County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Catherine to Camden, 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 71 miles [114.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,643 miles [10,690.9 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 7,348 miles [11,825.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,226 miles [8,410.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Catherine ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Catherine.

While the name Catherine is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Colorado

Garfield County

Our profile page for Catherine, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km] to the West Northwest

Kentucky

Russell County

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

Louisiana

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Catherine, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the West Southwest

West Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Catherine, West Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Catherine, 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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Nebraska

Chase County

Our profile page for Catherine, Chase County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Schuyler County

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

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Texas

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Catherine, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Catherine. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Catherine) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Catherine. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Catherine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Catherine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1848, Longitude: -87.4695     [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 Catherine 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 313.983 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.458 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.832 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 Catherine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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