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Emory, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Butler [Map], which is the Seat of Choctaw County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Emory to Butler, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 East Northeast (ENE). 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 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,702 miles [10,785.8 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 7,409 miles [11,923.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,286 miles [8,507 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Emory ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Emory.

While the name Emory is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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DeKalb County

Our profile page for Emory, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East Northeast


Kearny County

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


Caldwell Parish

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


Holmes County

Our profile page for Emory, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the Northwest

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Golden Valley County

Our profile page for Emory, Golden Valley County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the Northwest

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Saluda County

Our profile page for Emory, Saluda County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Morgan County

Our profile page for Emory, Morgan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the Northeast

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Rains County

Our profile page for Emory, Rains County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Summit County

Our profile page for Emory, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,414 miles [2,275.6 km] to the Northwest

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Washington County

Our profile page for Emory, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Mineral County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emory. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8107, Longitude: -88.4575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Emory 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 Emory 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 314.543 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.057 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.289 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 Emory, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Emory.


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