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Chisholm, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Chisholm to ...

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the South Southeast (SSE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Chisholm to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,582 miles [10,592.7 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 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,163 miles [8,309 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chisholm ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Chisholm.

While the name Chisholm is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Alberta

Our profile page for Chisholm   [Map]
Distance: About 2,059 miles [3,313.6 km] to the North Northwest

Iowa

Monroe County

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

Kansas

Sedgwick County

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

Kentucky

Pike County

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

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Maine

Franklin County

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Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Chisholm, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

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Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

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

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Texas

Rockwall County

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Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the West

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The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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 that stretches from Chisholm. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chisholm) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chisholm. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4174, Longitude: -86.2855     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chisholm 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 Chisholm 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 313.297 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.697 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.324 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 Chisholm.



 
 
 

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