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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Egypt to Gadsden, 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 119 miles [191.5 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,498 miles [10,457.5 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 7,207 miles [11,598.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Egypt ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Egypt.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Egypt. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 41 communities in the United States and Canada - with 41 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

Bibb County

Our profile page for Egypt, Bibb County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the Southwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for Egypt, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Egypt, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Effingham County

Our profile page for Egypt, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the East Southeast

Idaho

Franklin County

Our profile page for Egypt, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km] to the West Northwest

Indiana

Jasper County

Our profile page for Egypt, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North

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Kansas

Harvey County

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

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Kentucky

Elliott County

Our profile page for Egypt, Elliott County
Although located in Elliott County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Egypt, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the North Northeast

Rowan County

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

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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

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

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Egypt, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,193 miles [1,919.9 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Egypt, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Genesee County

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

Mason County

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

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Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Egypt, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the West

Holmes County

Our profile page for Egypt, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the West

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New Brunswick

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

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Egypt, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Egypt, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the East

Chatham County

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

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Ohio

Auglaize County

Our profile page for Egypt, Auglaize County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the North

Belmont County

Our profile page for Egypt, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the North Northeast

Licking County

Our profile page for Egypt, Licking County
Although located in Licking County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Scioto County

Our profile page for Egypt, Scioto County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the North Northeast

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Egypt, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the North Northeast

Wood County

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

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Egypt, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Egypt, 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 Egypt, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Egypt, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for Egypt, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the West Northwest

Tipton County

Our profile page for Egypt, Tipton County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Leon County

Our profile page for Egypt, Leon County
Although located in Leon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Egypt, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the West Southwest

Wharton County

Our profile page for Egypt, Wharton County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Caledonia County

Our profile page for Egypt, Caledonia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

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

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Washington

Lincoln County

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

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West Virginia

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Egypt, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Northeast

Summers County

Our profile page for Egypt, Summers County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Northeast

Wayne County

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

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 Egypt. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Egypt) 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 Egypt. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Egypt

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Egypt. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0743, Longitude: -86.1565     [Map].

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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 Egypt 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 313.32 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.953 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.915 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 Egypt, 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 Egypt.



 
 
 

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