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Clio, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Clio to Clayton, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,587 miles [10,600.7 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 7,284 miles [11,722.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Clio ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Clio.

While the name Clio is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Cleveland County

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


Plumas County

Our profile page for Clio, Plumas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km] to the West Northwest


Liberty County

Our profile page for Clio, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 106 miles [170.6 km] to the South Southeast


Wayne County

Our profile page for Clio, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Whitley County

Our profile page for Clio, Whitley County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North Northeast

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Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Clio, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Genesee County

Our profile page for Clio, Genesee County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the North

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North Carolina

Iredell County

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

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Guernsey County

Our profile page for Clio, Guernsey County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Clio, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the East Northeast

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Brown County

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

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West Virginia

Roane County

Our profile page for Clio, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clio. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7086, Longitude: -85.6109     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clio 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 Clio 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 312.854 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.086 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.214 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 Clio, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Clio.


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