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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 189 miles [304.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Florence to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,524 miles [10,499.4 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 7,240 miles [11,651.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,115 miles [8,231.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Florence ...

We have found 61 communities that share the name Florence.

While the name Florence is unique within Alabama, we know of another 61 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Pinal County

Our profile page for Florence, Pinal County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km] to the West

Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Florence, Drew County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the West Southwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Florence, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,736 miles [2,793.8 km] to the West

Colorado

Fremont County

Our profile page for Florence, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

Kent County

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

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Florida

Clay County

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

Gadsden County

Our profile page for Florence, Gadsden County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the South Southeast

Saint Johns County

Our profile page for Florence, Saint Johns County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Morgan County

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

Stewart County

Our profile page for Florence, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Idaho County

Our profile page for Florence, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,656 miles [2,665.1 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Pike County

Our profile page for Florence, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the North Northwest

Stephenson County

Our profile page for Florence, Stephenson County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the North

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Indiana

Switzerland County

Our profile page for Florence, Switzerland County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Wright County

Our profile page for Florence, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Allen County

Our profile page for Florence, 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.

Lyon County

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Florence, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Boone County

Our profile page for Florence, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the North Northeast

McCracken County

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

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Louisiana

Catahoula Parish

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

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Florence, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Howard County

Our profile page for Florence, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampshire County

Our profile page for Florence, Hampshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Manistee County

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

Saint Joseph County

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

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Minnesota

Lyon County

Our profile page for Florence, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Florence, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Buchanan County

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

Morgan County

Our profile page for Florence, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Ravalli County

Our profile page for Florence, Ravalli County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Douglas County

Our profile page for Florence, Douglas County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Florence, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the East Northeast

Camden County

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

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New Mexico

Eddy County

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

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Florence, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Florence, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the East Northeast

Pamlico County

Our profile page for Florence, Pamlico County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Florence   [Map]
Distance: About 1,628 miles [2,620 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Florence, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the Northeast

Erie County

Our profile page for Florence, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the North Northeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Florence, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North Northeast

Noble County

Our profile page for Florence, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Beaver County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Florence
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 Florence, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,025 miles [3,258.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Northampton County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Florence, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Florence, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Codington County

Our profile page for Florence, Codington County   [Map]
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the North Northwest

Hand County

Our profile page for Florence, Hand County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the Northwest

Pennington County

Our profile page for Florence, Pennington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Florence, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

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

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Texas

Williamson County

Our profile page for Florence, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Weber County

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

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Vermont

Rutland County

Our profile page for Florence, Rutland County   [Map]
Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Florence, Snohomish County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,993 miles [3,207.4 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Florence, Preston County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the Northeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Florence, Randolph County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Florence County

Our profile page for Florence, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the North

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The official website for Florence: www.florenceal.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Florence. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Florence

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Florence. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8302, Longitude: -87.6653     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Florence 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 Florence 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 314.279 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.165 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.369 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 Florence, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Florence.



 
 
 

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