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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Elmore to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Elmore to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Elmore to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,577 miles [10,584.7 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 7,281 miles [11,717.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,159 miles [8,302.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Elmore ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Elmore.

While the name Elmore is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Hot Spring County

Our profile page for Elmore, Hot Spring County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the West Northwest

California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Elmore, Shasta County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Burke County

Our profile page for Elmore, Burke County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the East

Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Elmore, Peoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Elmore, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Faribault County

Our profile page for Elmore, Faribault County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the North Northwest

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North Carolina

Scotland County

Our profile page for Elmore, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Richland County

Our profile page for Elmore, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Elmore, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Barnwell County

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

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South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Elmore, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Crockett County

Our profile page for Elmore, Crockett County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the Northwest

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Elmore, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Hall County

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

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Vermont

Lamoille County

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

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West Virginia

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Elmore, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Fond du Lac County

Our profile page for Elmore, Fond du Lac County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the North

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.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 that starts in Elmore. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elmore) 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 Elmore. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elmore

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elmore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5451, Longitude: -86.3224     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elmore 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 Elmore 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 313.327 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.75 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.312 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 Elmore, 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 Elmore.



 
 
 

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