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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Fairfield to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Fairfield to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Andalusia [Map], which is the Seat of Covington County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Fairfield to Andalusia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,653 miles [10,707 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 7,352 miles [11,831.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,231 miles [8,418.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fairfield ...

We have found 88 communities that share the name Fairfield.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Fairfield. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 85 communities in the United States and Canada - with 84 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the North

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the North

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the North


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the Northwest

Pulaski County

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Fairfield
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.

California

Solano County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Solano County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the Northeast

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Fairfield, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Duval County

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

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the Southeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the East

Clarke County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the Northeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Fairfield, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the Northeast

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East

Newton County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the Northeast

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Idaho

Camas County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Camas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,745 miles [2,808.3 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Lake County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the North

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Indiana

Allen County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North

Howard County

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

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Iowa

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Jefferson County

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

Wabaunsee County

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

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Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Breckinridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the North

Nelson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Fairfield, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the West Northwest

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Fairfield, Grant Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the West

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,302 miles [2,095.4 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Fairfield, Baltimore City   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Northeast

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

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

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Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the North

Oakland County

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

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Minnesota

Swift County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Swift County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Union County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Benton County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Benton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Teton County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Clay County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Churchill County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Fairfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,486 miles [2,391.5 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 955 miles [1,536.9 km] to the Northeast

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Curry County

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

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New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km] to the North Northeast

Tioga County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the Northeast

Hyde County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Hyde County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the East Northeast

Johnston County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Billings County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Billings County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,407 miles [2,264.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the North

Greene County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Adair County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Fairfield
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

Lane County

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,169 miles [3,490.7 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Adams County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the Northeast

Erie County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the North Northeast

Lancaster County

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

Lycoming County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the North Northeast

Westmoreland County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Fairfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,674 miles [2,694 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

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

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the North

Blount County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the North Northeast

Greene County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the North Northeast

Hamblen County

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

Hickman County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the North

Sumner County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the North

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Texas

Bexar County

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

Freestone County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Freestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,550 miles [2,494.5 km] to the West Northwest

Utah County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,547 miles [2,489.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Franklin County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the Northeast

Essex County

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

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Northeast

Salem City

Our profile page for Fairfield, Salem City   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,954 miles [3,144.7 km] to the Northwest

Walla Walla County

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

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Fairfield, 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.

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Wisconsin

Rock County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2518, Longitude: -86.6455     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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 313.422 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.681 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.695 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 Fairfield, 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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