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Eagle, Alabama
(Winston County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Eagle to ...

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

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

  • Double Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Winston County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Eagle 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 134 miles [215.7 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 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,537 miles [10,520.3 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 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,125 miles [8,247.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eagle ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Eagle.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Eagle. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States and Canada - with 25 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Eagle, we know of 1 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 ColoradoMississippiOhioVirginia
 IdahoMontanaOntarioWest Virginia
 IllinoisNebraskaPennsylvaniaWisconsin
 IndianaNew JerseyQuebec 
 KansasNew YorkSouth Dakota 

Alaska

Our profile page for Eagle   [Map]
Distance: About 3,063 miles [4,929.4 km] to the North Northwest

Colorado

Eagle County

Our profile page for Eagle, Eagle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km] to the West Northwest

Idaho

Ada County

Our profile page for Eagle, Ada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km] to the West Northwest

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Eagle, Shoshone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,750 miles [2,816.4 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Saline County

Our profile page for Eagle, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Sullivan County

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

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Kansas

Barber County

Our profile page for Eagle, Barber County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Barber County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Eagle, 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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Michigan

Clinton County

Our profile page for Eagle, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Alcorn County

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

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Montana

Carbon County

Our profile page for Eagle, Carbon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,386 miles [2,230.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Cass County

Our profile page for Eagle, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northwest

Holt County

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

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Eagle, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Eagle, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Iredell County

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

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Ohio

Vinton County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Eagle   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Eagle, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Eagle, 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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Quebec

Our profile page for Eagle   [Map]
Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the North Northeast

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South Dakota

Brule County

Our profile page for Eagle, Brule County   [Map]
Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Lawrence County

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

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Virginia

Wythe County

Our profile page for Eagle, Wythe County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Eagle, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Eagle, Waukesha County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the North

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,234 miles [6,814 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eagle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1468, Longitude: -87.1822     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eagle 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 Eagle 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 313.944 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.684 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.316 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 Eagle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eagle.



 
 
 

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