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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Edgewater to Birmingham, 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 90 miles [144.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 664 miles [1,068.6 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 6,557 miles [10,552.5 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 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Edgewater ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Edgewater.

While the name Edgewater is unique within Alabama, we know of another 31 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Edgewater   [Map]
Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the East Northeast

Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the Southeast

Volusia County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Volusia County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the North

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Indiana

Porter County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Porter County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Edgewater, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the West

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Benzie County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Benzie County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the North

Berrien County

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

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New Jersey

Bergen County

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

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the Northeast

Erie County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Carteret County

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

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

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South Carolina

Sumter County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Rhea County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Rhea County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the Northeast

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Vermont

Washington County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Grayson County

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

Hampton City

Our profile page for Edgewater, Hampton City   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the East Northeast

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Edgewater, Norfolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Edgewater, King County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,071 miles [3,333 km] to the Northwest

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Snohomish County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,074 miles [3,337.8 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Edgewater, 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.

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Wisconsin

Sawyer County

Our profile page for Edgewater, Sawyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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' distance from Edgewater. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Edgewater) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Edgewater. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Edgewater

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgewater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5268, Longitude: -86.9578     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgewater 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 Edgewater 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 313.77 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.397 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.357 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 Edgewater, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Edgewater.



 
 
 

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