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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 135 miles [217.3 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Diamond to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 607 miles [976.9 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 6,497 miles [10,455.9 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 5,084 miles [8,181.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Diamond ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Diamond.

While the name Diamond is unique within Alabama, we know of another 39 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

Our profile page for Diamond   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 3,349 miles [5,389.7 km] to the North Northwest

Arkansas

Van Buren County

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

British Columbia

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

California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Diamond, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,983 miles [3,191.3 km] to the West Northwest

El Dorado County

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

Orange County

Our profile page for Diamond, 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.

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Florida

Polk County

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

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Georgia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Diamond, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Washington County

Our profile page for Diamond, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,752 miles [2,819.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Grundy County

Our profile page for Diamond, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the North

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Indiana

Monroe County

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

Parke County

Our profile page for Diamond, Parke County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Appanoose County

Our profile page for Diamond, Appanoose County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the Northwest

Cherokee County

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

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Kentucky

Webster County

Our profile page for Diamond, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Diamond, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Mississippi

Warren County

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

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Missouri

Jackson County

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

Jasper County

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

Newton County

Our profile page for Diamond, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Eureka County

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

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New York

Jefferson County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Diamond   [Map]
Distance: About 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Portage County

Our profile page for Diamond, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the North Northeast

Stark County

Our profile page for Diamond, Stark County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Harney County

Our profile page for Diamond, Harney County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clarion County

Our profile page for Diamond, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the Northeast

Venango County

Our profile page for Diamond, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Diamond   [Map]
Distance: About 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Roberts County

Our profile page for Diamond, Roberts County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Campbell County

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

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Utah

Juab County

Our profile page for Diamond, Juab County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,461 miles [2,351.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Buchanan County

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

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Diamond, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,831 miles [2,946.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Fayette County

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

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Diamond, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the Northeast

Logan County

Our profile page for Diamond, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Laramie County

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

Platte County

Our profile page for Diamond, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Diamond. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Diamond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3023, Longitude: -86.3964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Diamond 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 Diamond 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 313.476 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.165 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.961 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 Diamond, 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 Diamond.



 
 
 

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