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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Fairmount to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 612 miles [984.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,493 miles [10,449.5 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 7,207 miles [11,598.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fairmount ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Fairmount.

While the name Fairmount is unique within Alabama, we know of another 42 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the West Northwest

Prairie County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Prairie County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the West

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Fairmount, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 882 miles [1,419.4 km] to the Northeast

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Citrus County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Citrus County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Citrus County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Gordon County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Gordon County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the East

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Illinois

Massac County

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

Vermilion County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Vermilion County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the North

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Indiana

Grant County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the North

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Iowa

Jasper County

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

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Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Leavenworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Fairmount, Grant Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,283 miles [2,064.8 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Henry County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Bergen County

Our profile page for Fairmount, 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.

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the Northeast

Morris County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Richland County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Fairmount
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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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North Northeast

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the North Northeast

Miami County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Fairmount
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 Fairmount, 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.

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

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

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the East Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

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

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

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

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the East Northeast

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Sabine County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Sabine County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Fairmount, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,425 miles [2,293.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Fairmount, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the East Northeast

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About Limestone County

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fairmount. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 starts in Fairmount. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairmount) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairmount. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8031, Longitude: -86.8769     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairmount 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 Fairmount 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 313.794 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.601 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.046 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 Fairmount, 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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