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Claud, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Claud to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,565 miles [10,565.3 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 7,268 miles [11,696.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,146 miles [8,281.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Claud ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Claud.

While the name Claud is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Houston County

Our profile page for Claud, Houston County
Although located in Houston County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Cedar County

Our profile page for Claud, Cedar County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Northwest

Stoddard County

Our profile page for Claud, Stoddard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the Northwest

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Curry County

Our profile page for Claud, Curry County   [Map]
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Stephens County

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

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Benton County

Our profile page for Claud, Benton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Claud. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Claud) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Claud. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5790, Longitude: -86.0705     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Claud 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 Claud 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 313.181 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.585 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.207 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 Claud, 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 Claud.


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