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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Erie once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Erie to:

  • Greensboro [Map], which is the Seat of Hale County, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the West. If you could drive a straight line from Erie to Greensboro, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,547 miles [10,536.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,250 miles [11,667.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,128 miles [8,252.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Erie ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Erie.

While the name Erie is unique within Alabama, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Erie   [Map]
Distance: About 1,976 miles [3,180.1 km] to the Northwest

California

San Benito County

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

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Erie, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Manatee County

Our profile page for Erie, Manatee County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Erie, Whiteside County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Erie, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the North

Miami County

Our profile page for Erie, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the North

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Kansas

Cowley County

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

Neosho County

Our profile page for Erie, Neosho County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northwest

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Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for Erie, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Becker County

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

Pennington County

Our profile page for Erie, Pennington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Camden County

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

McDonald County

Our profile page for Erie, McDonald County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Erie, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,686 miles [2,713.4 km] to the West Northwest

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North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Erie, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Jackson County

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

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Oklahoma

Kay County

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

Kingfisher County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Erie   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Erie County

Our profile page for Erie, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Laurens County

Our profile page for Erie, Laurens County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Loudon County

Our profile page for Erie, Loudon County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the North Northeast

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Erie, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Erie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Erie. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Erie) to Point B.

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

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<3>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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<4>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 Erie to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.033 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.432 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.075 degrees.

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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 Erie.



 
 
 

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