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Duncan, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Duncan 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 664 miles [1,068.6 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 6,558 miles [10,554.1 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 7,266 miles [11,693.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Duncan ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Duncan.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Duncan. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 39 communities in the United States and Canada - with 37 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

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Arizona

Greenlee County

Our profile page for Duncan, Greenlee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km] to the West

Arkansas

Monroe County

Our profile page for Duncan, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Duncan   [Map]
Distance: About 2,158 miles [3,473 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Delta County

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

Saguache County

Our profile page for Duncan, Saguache County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,092 miles [1,757.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Middlesex County

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

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Illinois

Gallatin County

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

Stark County

Our profile page for Duncan, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Floyd County

Our profile page for Duncan, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Hancock County

Our profile page for Duncan, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Miami County

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

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Kentucky

Casey County

Our profile page for Duncan, Casey County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the North Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Duncan, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Michigan

Cheboygan County

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

Marquette County

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

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

Our profile page for Duncan, Bolivar County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Clay County

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

Webster County

Our profile page for Duncan, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Flathead County

Our profile page for Duncan, Flathead County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km] to the Northwest

Gallatin County

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

Missoula County

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

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Nebraska

Platte County

Our profile page for Duncan, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Harnett County

Our profile page for Duncan, Harnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the East Northeast

Rutherford County

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

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Oklahoma

Stephens County

Our profile page for Duncan, Stephens County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Duncan   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Duncan, Umatilla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,855 miles [2,985.3 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Tioga County

Our profile page for Duncan, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Duncan   [Map]
Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Duncan, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Buffalo County

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

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Duncan, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Hartley County

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

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Virginia

Floyd County

Our profile page for Duncan, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Northeast

Norfolk City

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

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Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Duncan, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Duncan, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Fremont County

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

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duncan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4571, Longitude: -86.8828     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Duncan 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 Duncan 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 313.721 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.331 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.342 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 Duncan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Duncan.



 
 
 

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