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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Ferguson to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 576 miles [927 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,471 miles [10,414.1 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 7,179 miles [11,553.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,056 miles [8,136.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ferguson ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Ferguson.

While the name Ferguson is unique within Alabama, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Ferguson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,962 miles [3,157.5 km] to the Northwest

Georgia

Lee County

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

Idaho

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Shoshone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,818 miles [2,925.8 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Ferguson, 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.

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Iowa

Marshall County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Harper County

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

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Kentucky

Logan County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North Northwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Ferguson, Bossier Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the West

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Alger County

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

Chippewa County

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

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Mississippi

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the West Southwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Haywood County

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

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Lorain County

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

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the Northeast

Perry County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Ferguson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,134 miles [1,825 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

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

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Orangeburg County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the East

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Texas

Jasper County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West Southwest

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Ferguson, 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.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Ferguson, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the North Northeast

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ferguson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1390, Longitude: -85.5908     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ferguson 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 Ferguson 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 312.984 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.574 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.672 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 Ferguson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ferguson.



 
 
 

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