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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ozark [Map], which is the Seat of Dale County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Echo to Ozark, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,591 miles [10,607.2 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 7,287 miles [11,727.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Echo ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Echo.

While the name Echo is unique within Alabama, we know of another 34 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Logan County

Our profile page for Echo, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the West Northwest

Scott County

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

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Echo, 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.

Inyo County

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

Mendocino County

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

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Echo, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,818 miles [2,925.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Fremont County

Our profile page for Echo, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Harrison County

Our profile page for Echo, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Douglas County

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

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Kentucky

Metcalfe County

Our profile page for Echo, Metcalfe County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Acadia Parish

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

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Echo, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the West

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Michigan

Antrim County

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

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Minnesota

Yellow Medicine County

Our profile page for Echo, Yellow Medicine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Amite County

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

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Missouri

Chariton County

Our profile page for Echo, Chariton County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Echo, Elko County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,830 miles [2,945.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Suffolk County

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

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North Carolina

Robeson County

Our profile page for Echo, Robeson County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Echo, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the North Northeast

Hamilton County

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

Meigs County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Echo   [Map]
Distance: About 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Echo, Umatilla County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,047 miles [3,294.3 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Echo, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the North Northeast

Cambria County

Our profile page for Echo, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Macon County

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

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Texas

Bell County

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

Coleman County

Our profile page for Echo, Coleman County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the West

Orange County

Our profile page for Echo, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the West

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Utah

Summit County

Our profile page for Echo, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,580 miles [2,542.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Echo, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,060 miles [3,315.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Echo, 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.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Echo, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Echo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4757, Longitude: -85.4658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Echo 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 Echo 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 312.753 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.938 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.207 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 Echo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Echo.



 
 
 

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