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Delmar, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Double Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Winston County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Delmar to Double Springs, 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 147 miles [236.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 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 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,142 miles [8,275.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Delmar ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Delmar.

While the name Delmar is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Delmar, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the West Northwest


Sussex County

Our profile page for Delmar, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the East Northeast


Cobb County

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

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Delmar, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the Southeast

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Kankakee County

Our profile page for Delmar, Kankakee County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the North

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Clinton County

Our profile page for Delmar, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Wicomico County

Our profile page for Delmar, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Henry County

Our profile page for Delmar, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the Northwest

Laclede County

Our profile page for Delmar, Laclede County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Albany County

Our profile page for Delmar, Albany County   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Halifax County

Our profile page for Delmar, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Coos County

Our profile page for Delmar, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Tioga County

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

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South Carolina

Saluda County

Our profile page for Delmar, Saluda County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Delmar, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the East

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Washington County

Our profile page for Delmar, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Delmar. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Delmar) 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 Delmar. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Delmar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Delmar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1703, Longitude: -87.6066     [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 Delmar 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 314.204 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.988 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.486 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 Delmar.


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