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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Floyd to ...

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

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Floyd to Wetumpka, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,562 miles [10,560.5 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 7,265 miles [11,691.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Floyd ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Floyd.

While the name Floyd is unique within Alabama, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Floyd, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the West Northwest

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Floyd, Fresno County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,940 miles [3,122.1 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Floyd, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the Northeast

Iowa

Floyd County

Our profile page for Floyd, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Mitchell County

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

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Kentucky

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Floyd, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

West Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Floyd, West Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the West

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Maryland

Garrett County

Our profile page for Floyd, Garrett County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Isabella County

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

Midland County

Our profile page for Floyd, Midland County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the North

Saint Clair County

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

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Mississippi

Benton County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Floyd, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the West

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Missouri

Ray County

Our profile page for Floyd, Ray County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Floyd, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Floyd, Roosevelt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Floyd, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

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

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Pennsylvania

Venango County

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

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Floyd, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Floyd County

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

Hunt County

Our profile page for Floyd, Hunt County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the West

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Virginia

Floyd County

Our profile page for Floyd, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the Northeast

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About Elmore County

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Floyd. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6001, Longitude: -86.0172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Floyd 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 Floyd 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 313.151 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.553 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.182 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 Floyd, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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