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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Clay to Birmingham, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,534 miles [10,515.5 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 7,243 miles [11,656.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,120 miles [8,239.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Clay ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Clay.

While the name Clay is unique within Alabama, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Clay, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the West Northwest

California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Clay, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Clay, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Livingston County

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

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Iowa

Washington County

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

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Kentucky

Webster County

Our profile page for Clay, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Clay, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Eaton County

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

Lenawee County

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

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Mississippi

Itawamba County

Our profile page for Clay, Itawamba County   [Map]
Distance: About 106 miles [170.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Adair County

Our profile page for Clay, Adair County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the North Northwest

Clay County

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

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New York

Onondaga County

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

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North Carolina

Granville County

Our profile page for Clay, Granville County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Jackson County

Our profile page for Clay, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Clay, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for Clay, Shelby County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Burleson County

Our profile page for Clay, Burleson County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Clay, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East Northeast

Lynchburg City

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

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West Virginia

Clay County

Our profile page for Clay, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Weston County

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

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 stretches from Clay. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clay) 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 Clay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6997, Longitude: -86.6051     [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 Clay 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 313.569 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.188 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.178 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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<8>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 Clay, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Clay.



 
 
 

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