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Edgefield, Alabama
(Barbour County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Edgefield to Clayton, 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 68 miles [109.4 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 about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,576 miles [10,583 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 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,153 miles [8,292.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Edgefield ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Edgefield.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Edgefield. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States - with 11 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Edgefield, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the North

Mobile County

Our profile page for Edgefield, Mobile County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the West Southwest

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Red River Parish

Our profile page for Edgefield, Red River Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the West


Attala County

Our profile page for Edgefield, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the West Northwest


Fayette County

Our profile page for Edgefield, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the North

Stark County

Our profile page for Edgefield, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Edgefield County

Our profile page for Edgefield, Edgefield County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the Northeast

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Davidson County

Our profile page for Edgefield, Davidson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Davidson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Smith County

Our profile page for Edgefield, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the North

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Edgefield, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Portsmouth City

Our profile page for Edgefield, Portsmouth City   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgefield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7168, Longitude: -85.3722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgefield 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 Edgefield 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 312.716 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.928 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.122 degrees.

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<7>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 Edgefield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Edgefield.


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