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Easley, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Easley to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,520 miles [10,492.9 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 7,229 miles [11,633.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,105 miles [8,215.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Easley ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Easley.

While the name Easley is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Iowa

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Easley, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the Northwest

Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Easley, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Northwest

New Mexico

Luna County

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

South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Easley, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Easley, 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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The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Easley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Easley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Easley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9593, Longitude: -86.5425     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Easley 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 Easley 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 313.546 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.198 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.096 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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