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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Fairfax to LaFayette, 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 70 miles [112.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 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 7,218 miles [11,616.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,097 miles [8,202.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fairfax ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Fairfax.

While the name Fairfax is unique within Alabama, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Los Angeles County

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

Marin County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Marin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,121 miles [3,413.4 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

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

Georgia

Douglas County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 72 miles [115.9 km] to the North Northeast

Ware County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Ware County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the Southeast

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Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the North

Madison County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the North

Monroe County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the North

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Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Osage County

Our profile page for Fairfax, 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.

Wyandotte County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Wyandotte County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Fairfax, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Fairfax   [Map]
Distance: About 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Saint Joseph County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Renville County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Renville County   [Map]
Distance: About 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Atchison County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Swain County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Swain County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the North

Highland County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Osage County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Osage County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Fairfax   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Fairfax   [Map]
Distance: About 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Allendale County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Allendale County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the East

Barnwell County

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

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the East

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Kershaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Gregory County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Gregory County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the Northwest

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Vermont

Franklin County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,047 miles [1,685 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Fairfax City

Our profile page for Fairfax, Fairfax City   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,157 miles [3,471.4 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Grant County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the North Northeast

Tucker County

Our profile page for Fairfax, Tucker County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tucker 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 Fairfax. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Fairfax. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairfax) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfax. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7962, Longitude: -85.1838     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairfax 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 Fairfax 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 312.673 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.028 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.817 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fairfax.



 
 
 

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