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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Eleanor to Selma, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,629 miles [10,668.3 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 7,335 miles [11,804.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,212 miles [8,387.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eleanor ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Eleanor.

While the name Eleanor is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Holmes County

Our profile page for Eleanor, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Warren County

Our profile page for Eleanor, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the North Northwest

Iowa

Butler County

Our profile page for Eleanor, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Harvey County

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

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Mississippi

Coahoma County

Our profile page for Eleanor, Coahoma County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Jefferson County

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

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Washington

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Eleanor, 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

Putnam County

Our profile page for Eleanor, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eleanor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3401, Longitude: -87.3192     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eleanor 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 Eleanor 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 313.905 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.39 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.743 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 Eleanor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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