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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Champion to ...

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

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

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Champion to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 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 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 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 7,226 miles [11,629.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Champion ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Champion.

While the name Champion is unique within Alabama, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Champion   [Map]
Distance: About 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Arkansas County

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Champion, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the West

California

Nevada County

Our profile page for Champion, Nevada County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,940 miles [3,122.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Jennings County

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

Vigo County

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

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Michigan

Marquette County

Our profile page for Champion, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the North

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Missouri

Douglas County

Our profile page for Champion, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the Northwest

New Madrid County

Our profile page for Champion, New Madrid County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Deer Lodge County

Our profile page for Champion, Deer Lodge County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,611 miles [2,592.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Chase County

Our profile page for Champion, Chase County   [Map]
Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Champion, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Wilkes County

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

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Ohio

Fulton County

Our profile page for Champion, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North Northeast

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Champion, Trumbull County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Champion, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Champion, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Nolan County

Our profile page for Champion, Nolan County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the West

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Wisconsin

Brown County

Our profile page for Champion, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the North

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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 beginning in Champion. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Champion) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Champion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9357, Longitude: -86.4455     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Champion 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 Champion 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 313.486 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.126 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.062 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 Champion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Champion.



 
 
 

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