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Comer, Alabama
(Barbour County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Comer to ...

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

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

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Comer to Clayton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). 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 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,562 miles [10,560.5 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 7,260 miles [11,683.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Comer ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Comer.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Comer. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 6 communities in the United States and Canada - with 6 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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Comer   [Map]
Distance: About 2,304 miles [3,707.9 km] to the Northwest


Weld County

Our profile page for Comer, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km] to the Northwest


Madison County

Our profile page for Comer, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 191 miles [307.4 km] to the Northeast


Macoupin County

Our profile page for Comer, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the North Northwest

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McLean County

Our profile page for Comer, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Cherokee County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Comer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0324, Longitude: -85.3833     [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 Comer 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 312.743 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.003 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.06 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 Comer.


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