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Fairlawn, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Fairlawn to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 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 7,310 miles [11,764.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,186 miles [8,346.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fairlawn ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Fairlawn.

While the name Fairlawn is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Broward County

Our profile page for Fairlawn, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the Southeast


Bartholomew County

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


Worcester County

Our profile page for Fairlawn, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the Northeast


Elko County

Our profile page for Fairlawn, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,686 miles [2,713.4 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Bergen County

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

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North Carolina

New Hanover County

Our profile page for Fairlawn, New Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the East

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Summit County

Our profile page for Fairlawn, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Lycoming County

Our profile page for Fairlawn, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Fairlawn, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

York County

Our profile page for Fairlawn, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington County

Our profile page for Fairlawn, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the Northeast

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Covington City

Our profile page for Fairlawn, Covington City   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the Northeast

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Fairlawn, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairlawn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1979, Longitude: -87.6108     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairlawn 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 Fairlawn 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 314.143 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.783 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.688 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 Fairlawn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fairlawn.


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