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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Eldridge to Jasper, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,566 miles [10,567 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 7,278 miles [11,712.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,154 miles [8,294.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eldridge ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Eldridge.

While the name Eldridge is unique within Alabama, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Howard County

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

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Eldridge, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Montrose County

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

Florida

Volusia County

Our profile page for Eldridge, Volusia County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Kankakee County

Our profile page for Eldridge, Kankakee County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the North

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Iowa

Scott County

Our profile page for Eldridge, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Sedgwick County

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

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Kentucky

Elliott County

Our profile page for Eldridge, Elliott County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Eldridge, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

Our profile page for Eldridge, Bolivar County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the West

Coahoma County

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

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Missouri

Laclede County

Our profile page for Eldridge, Laclede County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Eldridge, Gallatin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,466 miles [2,359.3 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Burke County

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

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North Dakota

Stutsman County

Our profile page for Eldridge, Stutsman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Colorado County

Our profile page for Eldridge, Colorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the West Southwest

Gray County

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

Pecos County

Our profile page for Eldridge, Pecos County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pecos 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 Eldridge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.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 starting from Eldridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eldridge) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eldridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9228, Longitude: -87.6192     [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 Eldridge 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 314.196 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.945 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.543 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 Eldridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eldridge.



 
 
 

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