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Edgemont, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Edgemont to ...

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Edgemont to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,555 miles [10,549.2 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 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Edgemont ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Edgemont.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Edgemont. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States - with 29 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

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the North Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the North

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Cleburne County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Cleburne County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the West Northwest


Lassen County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Lassen County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,903 miles [3,062.6 km] to the West Northwest

Riverside County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,743 miles [2,805.1 km] to the West


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Frederick County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Northeast

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Lee County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Elko County

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

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New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,047 miles [1,685 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Westchester County

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

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North Carolina

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Hamilton County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Dauphin County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northeast

Delaware County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northeast

Northampton County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Fall River County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Fall River County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km] to the Northwest

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Cocke County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the Northeast

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Northeast

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km] to the West Northwest

Utah County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,444 miles [2,323.9 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,473 miles [2,370.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Covington City

Our profile page for Edgemont, Covington City   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the Northeast

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Kittitas County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Kittitas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,981 miles [3,188.1 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Cabell County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Cabell County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the North Northeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgemont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4657, Longitude: -86.8225     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgemont 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 Edgemont 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 313.685 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.29 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.316 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 Edgemont, 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 Edgemont.


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