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Eureka, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Eureka to Scottsboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 177 miles [284.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 560 miles [901.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,448 miles [10,377.1 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 7,159 miles [11,521.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,035 miles [8,103 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eureka ...

We have found 67 communities that share the name Eureka.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Eureka. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 66 communities in the United States and Canada - with 65 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

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

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Eureka, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km] to the West Northwest

Sierra County

Our profile page for Eureka, Sierra County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,939 miles [3,120.5 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

San Juan County

Our profile page for Eureka, San Juan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,219 miles [1,961.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Eureka, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the South Southeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Eureka, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Eureka, Bulloch County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the Southeast

Dooly County

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

Hancock County

Our profile page for Eureka, Hancock County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Woodford County

Our profile page for Eureka, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Clay County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Eureka, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North

Spencer County

Our profile page for Eureka, Spencer County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Adams County

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

Fremont County

Our profile page for Eureka, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Eureka, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Brown County

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

Cowley County

Our profile page for Eureka, 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.

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Eureka, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the West Northwest

Jackson County

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

Osage County

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

Saline County

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

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Kentucky

Lyon County

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

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Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Eureka, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Kennebec County

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

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Michigan

Clinton County

Our profile page for Eureka, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the North

Wayne County

Our profile page for Eureka, 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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Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Eureka, Hennepin County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Eureka, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Eureka, Boone County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Eureka, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the Northwest

Putnam County

Our profile page for Eureka, Putnam County
Although located in Putnam County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Eureka, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Chouteau County

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Eureka, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,766 miles [2,842.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Hayes County

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

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Nevada

Eureka County

Our profile page for Eureka, Eureka County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,676 miles [2,697.3 km] to the West Northwest

Lyon County

Our profile page for Eureka, Lyon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Sullivan County

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

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North Carolina

Wayne County

Our profile page for Eureka, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Eureka   [Map]
Distance: About 1,417 miles [2,280.4 km] to the Northeast

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Nunavut

Our profile page for Eureka   [Map]
Distance: About 3,129 miles [5,035.6 km] to the North

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Eureka, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the Northeast

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Eureka, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Cherokee County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Eureka   [Map]
Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Eureka, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Eureka, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Eureka, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East Southeast

Chester County

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

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South Dakota

McPherson County

Our profile page for Eureka, McPherson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Eureka, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 63 miles [101.4 km] to the East Northeast

Hardin County

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

Johnson County

Our profile page for Eureka, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the East Northeast

Roane County

Our profile page for Eureka, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Eureka, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the West

Harris County

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

Navarro County

Our profile page for Eureka, Navarro County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the West Southwest

Shackelford County

Our profile page for Eureka, Shackelford County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the West

Stephens County

Our profile page for Eureka, Stephens County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the West

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Utah

Juab County

Our profile page for Eureka, Juab County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,474 miles [2,372.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Charlotte County

Our profile page for Eureka, Charlotte County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Eureka, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km] to the Northwest

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Eureka, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,083 miles [3,352.3 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Pleasants County

Our profile page for Eureka, Pleasants County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Eureka, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eureka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9001, Longitude: -85.8836     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eureka 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 Eureka 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 313.195 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.923 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.613 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 Eureka, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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