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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Clifton once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Clifton to:

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Clifton to Athens, with an average speed<3> 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 188 miles [302.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 617 miles [993 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,493 miles [10,449.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,209 miles [11,601.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,084 miles [8,181.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Clifton ...

We have found 81 communities that share the name Clifton.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Clifton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 80 communities in the United States and Canada - with 77 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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 IndianaNevadaOntarioWisconsin
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Alaska

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

Arizona

Greenlee County

Our profile page for Clifton, Greenlee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,274 miles [2,050.3 km] to the West

Arkansas

Lee County

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

California

Fresno County

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

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Clifton, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km] to the West

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Colorado

Mesa County

Our profile page for Clifton, Mesa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,207 miles [1,942.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

New Haven County

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

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Florida

Brevard County

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

Duval County

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

Orange County

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

Seminole County

Our profile page for Clifton, Seminole County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Clifton, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the East Southeast

Tattnall County

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

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Idaho

Franklin County

Our profile page for Clifton, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,426 miles [2,294.9 km] to the West Northwest

Oneida County

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

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Iroquois County

Our profile page for Clifton, Iroquois County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the North

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Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Clifton, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North

Union County

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Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Louisa County

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

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Kansas

Clay County

Our profile page for Clifton, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the West Northwest

Wilson County

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

Woodson County

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

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Kentucky

Boyle County

Our profile page for Clifton, Boyle County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the Northeast

Campbell County

Our profile page for Clifton, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the North Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Clifton, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the North Northeast

Johnson County

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

Woodford County

Our profile page for Clifton, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Clifton, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the Southwest

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Clifton, Washington Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Clifton, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,191 miles [1,916.7 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore City

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

Charles County

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

Frederick County

Our profile page for Clifton, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the East Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Clifton, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Clifton, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Clifton, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Clifton, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the Southwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Clifton, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Oregon County

Our profile page for Clifton, Oregon County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the West Northwest

Randolph County

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

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Clifton, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Clifton, Lander County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,668 miles [2,684.4 km] to the West Northwest

Lyon County

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

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New Brunswick

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Distance: About 1,419 miles [2,283.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Passaic County

Our profile page for Clifton, Passaic County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Colfax County

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

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New York

Chautauqua County

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Clifton, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Clifton, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Clifton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,928 miles [3,102.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Clifton, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Pierce County

Our profile page for Clifton, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,111 miles [1,788 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Clifton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,430 miles [2,301.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Clifton, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the North Northeast

Clermont County

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

Geauga County

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

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Clifton, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the North Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Clifton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Clifton, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Clifton   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clatsop County

Our profile page for Clifton, Clatsop County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,035 miles [3,275 km] to the Northwest

Hood River County

Our profile page for Clifton, Hood River County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,939 miles [3,120.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Clifton, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the Northeast

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Clifton, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast

Delaware County

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

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Clifton, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Clifton, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Sully County

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

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Tennessee

Wayne County

Our profile page for Clifton, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Bosque County

Our profile page for Clifton, Bosque County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the West Southwest

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Clifton, Van Zandt County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Tooele County

Our profile page for Clifton, Tooele County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,498 miles [2,410.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Clifton, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the East Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Clifton, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the East Northeast

Russell County

Our profile page for Clifton, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Mason County

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

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West Virginia

Mason County

Our profile page for Clifton, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Monroe County

Our profile page for Clifton, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Weston County

Our profile page for Clifton, Weston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,083 miles [1,742.9 km] to the Northwest

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The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Clifton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Clifton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Clifton) 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 Clifton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clifton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clifton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9904, Longitude: -87.1028     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clifton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Clifton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.942 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.798 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.098 degrees.

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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 Clifton.



 
 
 

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