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Chance, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Chance to Grove Hill, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,667 miles [10,729.5 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 7,370 miles [11,860.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,248 miles [8,445.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chance ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Chance.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Chance. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 10 communities in the United States - with 11 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Chance, Gunnison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,182 miles [1,902.2 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Wallace County

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

Kentucky

Adair County

Our profile page for Chance, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the North Northeast

Maryland

Somerset County

Our profile page for Chance, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northeast

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Montana

Carbon County

Our profile page for Chance, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,474 miles [2,372.2 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Sampson County

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

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Oklahoma

Adair County

Our profile page for Chance, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the Northwest

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South Dakota

Perkins County

Our profile page for Chance, Perkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Burleson County

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

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Virginia

Essex County

Our profile page for Chance, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chance. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7488, Longitude: -87.5319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chance 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 Chance 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 313.985 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.401 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.939 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Chance.



 
 
 

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