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Edna, Alabama
(Choctaw County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Butler [Map], which is the Seat of Choctaw County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Edna to Butler, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 768 miles [1,236 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,663 miles [10,723.1 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 7,371 miles [11,862.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,248 miles [8,445.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Edna ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Edna.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Edna. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 19 communities in the United States - with 20 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Edna, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the Northwest

California

San Luis Obispo County

Our profile page for Edna, San Luis Obispo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Evans County

Our profile page for Edna, Evans County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East

Wilcox County

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

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Iowa

Lyon County

Our profile page for Edna, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Labette County

Our profile page for Edna, Labette County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the Northwest

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Magoffin County

Our profile page for Edna, Magoffin County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Jefferson Davis Parish

Our profile page for Edna, Jefferson Davis Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Roscommon County

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

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Minnesota

Polk County

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

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Mississippi

Marion County

Our profile page for Edna, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the Southwest

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Edna, Gallia County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Creek County

Our profile page for Edna, Creek County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Fayette County

Our profile page for Edna, 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.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Edna, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Jackson County

Our profile page for Edna, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Benton County

Our profile page for Edna, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Edna, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 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 in Edna. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edna) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edna. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2868, Longitude: -88.0742     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edna 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 Edna 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 314.353 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.902 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.05 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 Edna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Edna.



 
 
 

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