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Chelsea, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 162 miles [260.7 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Chelsea to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 603 miles [970.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,487 miles [10,439.8 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 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chelsea ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Chelsea.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Chelsea. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 30 communities in the United States and Canada - with 29 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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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Chattooga County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Chattooga County   [Map]
Distance: About 67 miles [107.8 km] to the East

Indiana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the North Northeast

Iowa

Tama County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Tama County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Butler County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Hopkins County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Hopkins County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Washtenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Montana

Dawson County

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

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Roosevelt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,335 miles [2,148.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Holt County

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

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

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

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New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the Northeast

New York County

Our profile page for Chelsea, New York County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Northeast

Richmond County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Chelsea   [Map]
Distance: About 1,335 miles [2,148.5 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Rogers County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Rogers County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Klamath County

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

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Quebec

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

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the East Southeast

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South Dakota

Faulk County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Faulk County   [Map]
Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the Northwest

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Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Goochland County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Goochland County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the East Northeast

Newport News City

Our profile page for Chelsea, Newport News City   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Chelsea, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,036 miles [3,276.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Taylor County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Chelsea. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chelsea) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chelsea. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6906, Longitude: -86.6100     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chelsea 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 Chelsea 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 313.626 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.391 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.961 degrees.

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<7>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 Chelsea, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Chelsea.



 
 
 

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