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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Empire to Jasper, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,546 miles [10,534.8 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 7,257 miles [11,679 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,133 miles [8,260.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Empire ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Empire.

While the name Empire is unique within Alabama, we know of another 34 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Chicot County

Our profile page for Empire, Chicot County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the West

California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Empire, Contra Costa County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,956 miles [3,147.9 km] to the West Northwest

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Empire, Mendocino County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,049 miles [3,297.5 km] to the West Northwest

Sierra County

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

Stanislaus County

Our profile page for Empire, Stanislaus County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,907 miles [3,069 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Clear Creek County

Our profile page for Empire, Clear Creek County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Empire, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Dodge County

Our profile page for Empire, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

McLean County

Our profile page for Empire, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the North

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Kansas

Mitchell County

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

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Kentucky

Christian County

Our profile page for Empire, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Empire, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Maine

Androscoggin County

Our profile page for Empire, Androscoggin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Leelanau County

Our profile page for Empire, Leelanau County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Dakota County

Our profile page for Empire, Dakota County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Empire, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the West

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Missouri

Butler County

Our profile page for Empire, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the Northwest

Jasper County

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

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

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

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Nebraska

Fillmore County

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

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Nevada

Carson City

Our profile page for Empire, Carson City   [Map]
Distance: About 1,842 miles [2,964.4 km] to the West Northwest

Lander County

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

Washoe County

Our profile page for Empire, Washoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Iredell County

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

Randolph County

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

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Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Empire, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Empire
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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Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Empire, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,097 miles [3,374.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

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

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South Dakota

Butte County

Our profile page for Empire, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

Mineral County

Our profile page for Empire, 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.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Empire, 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Empire. 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Empire. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Empire) 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 Empire. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Empire

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Empire. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8084, Longitude: -87.0106     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Empire 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 Empire 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 313.82 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.493 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.319 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 Empire, 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 Empire.



 
 
 

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