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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 that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city 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:

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Chelsea to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,554 miles [10,547.6 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 7,261 miles [11,685.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 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 444 miles [714.5 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Chattooga County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Chattooga County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the Northeast

Indiana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the North

Iowa

Tama County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Tama County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 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 650 miles [1,046.1 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 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Washtenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 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 1,407 miles [2,264.3 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 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the Northeast

New York County

Our profile page for Chelsea, New York County   [Map]
Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Chelsea   [Map]
Distance: About 1,395 miles [2,245 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Rogers County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Rogers County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 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 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the 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 340 miles [547.2 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Faulk County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Faulk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the Northwest

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Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Goochland County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Goochland County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the Northeast

Newport News City

Our profile page for Chelsea, Newport News City   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Chelsea, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,093 miles [3,368.4 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Taylor County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Shelby County

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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 Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 starting from 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chelsea. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chelsea

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chelsea. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3261, Longitude: -86.6355     [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 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 313.564 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.131 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.271 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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