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Folsom, Alabama
(Randolph County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Folsom to Wedowee, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,502 miles [10,464 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 5,084 miles [8,181.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Folsom ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Folsom.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Folsom. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 23 communities in the United States - with 24 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Folsom, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Bartow County

Our profile page for Folsom, Bartow County   [Map]
Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the North Northeast

Habersham County

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

Iowa

Mills County

Our profile page for Folsom, Mills County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Cherokee County

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

Haskell County

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

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Kentucky

Grant County

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

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Louisiana

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Folsom, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Callaway County

Our profile page for Folsom, Callaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Fergus County

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

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

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

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New Mexico

Colfax County

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

Union County

Our profile page for Folsom, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Bladen County

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

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Folsom, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Johnston County

Our profile page for Folsom, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Folsom, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Custer County

Our profile page for Folsom, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Potter County

Our profile page for Folsom, Potter County   [Map]
Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the West Northwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Folsom, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the West

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Vermont

Caledonia County

Our profile page for Folsom, Caledonia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Folsom, Wetzel County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Vernon County

Our profile page for Folsom, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the North Northwest

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Folsom. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4540, Longitude: -85.5500     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Folsom 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 Folsom 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 312.925 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.411 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.812 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Folsom.



 
 
 

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