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Corbin, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Corbin to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 606 miles [975.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,504 miles [10,467.2 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 7,208 miles [11,600.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,085 miles [8,183.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Corbin ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Corbin.

While the name Corbin is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Corbin   [Map]
Distance: About 1,864 miles [2,999.8 km] to the Northwest


Bartow County

Our profile page for Corbin, Bartow County   [Map]
Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the North Northeast


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Corbin, Montgomery County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the West Northwest

Sumner County

Our profile page for Corbin, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the West Northwest

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Knox County

Our profile page for Corbin, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the North Northeast

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Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Corbin, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Worcester County

Our profile page for Corbin, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Otsego County

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

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Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Corbin, Saint Clair County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the Northwest

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Corbin, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,663 miles [2,676.3 km] to the Northwest

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Corbin   [Map]
Distance: About 1,842 miles [2,964.4 km] to the Northeast

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Caroline County

Our profile page for Corbin, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Northeast

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Stevens County

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

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Wood County

Our profile page for Corbin, Wood County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Corbin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3015, Longitude: -85.4255     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Corbin 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 Corbin 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 312.843 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.295 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.798 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 Corbin, 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 Corbin.


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