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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 185 miles [297.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Easton to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 652 miles [1,049.3 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 6,527 miles [10,504.2 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 7,243 miles [11,656.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Easton ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Easton.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Easton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 32 communities in the United States and Canada - with 32 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Easton, we know of 3 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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 IndianaMichiganOhio 
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California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Easton, Fresno County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,797 miles [2,892 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

El Paso County

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

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Easton, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Fulton County

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

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Illinois

Mason County

Our profile page for Easton, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Benton County

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

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Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Easton, Leavenworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Hancock County

Our profile page for Easton, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Evangeline Parish

Our profile page for Easton, Evangeline Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Easton, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,313 miles [2,113.1 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Talbot County

Our profile page for Easton, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Easton, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Charlevoix County

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

Shiawassee County

Our profile page for Easton, Shiawassee County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Faribault County

Our profile page for Easton, Faribault County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Easton, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Washoe County

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

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Easton, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Washington County

Our profile page for Easton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Easton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,328 miles [2,137.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Easton, Guernsey County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Easton, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Clarion County

Our profile page for Easton, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Northeast

Northampton County

Our profile page for Easton, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the Northeast

Wyoming County

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

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Tennessee

Davidson County

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

Gibson County

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

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Texas

Gregg County

Our profile page for Easton, Gregg County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Kittitas County

Our profile page for Easton, Kittitas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,926 miles [3,099.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Marshall County

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

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Easton, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Adams County

Our profile page for Easton, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 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

- Huntingdonshire   [Map]

Distance: About 4,257 miles [6,851 km] to the Northeast

- Suffolk Coastal   [Map]

Distance: About 4,326 miles [6,962 km] to the Northeast

Ireland   [Map]

Distance: About 3,990 miles [6,421.3 km] to the Northeast

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About Colbert County

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 that starts in Easton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Easton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Easton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7718, Longitude: -87.6723     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Easton 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 Easton 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 314.28 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.158 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.384 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 Easton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Easton.



 
 
 

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