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Francis, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Francis to Anniston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 612 miles [984.9 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 6,507 miles [10,472 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 7,215 miles [11,611.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,091 miles [8,193.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Francis ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Francis.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Francis. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States and Canada - with 22 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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Arkansas

Boone County

Our profile page for Francis, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the West Northwest

California

Trinity County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Francis, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the South Southeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Francis, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Saline County

Our profile page for Francis, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Ness County

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

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Michigan

Montmorency County

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

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

Our profile page for Francis, Bolivar County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the West

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Missouri

Audrain County

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

Pulaski County

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

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Francis, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,566 miles [2,520.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Wheeler County

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

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Nevada

Washoe County

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

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New Mexico

Eddy County

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

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Oklahoma

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Francis, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Erie County

Our profile page for Francis, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Francis   [Map]
Distance: About 1,444 miles [2,323.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Orange County

Our profile page for Francis, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Summit County

Our profile page for Francis, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Francis, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the Northeast

Raleigh County

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

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Wyoming

Weston County

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

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Francis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7748, Longitude: -86.0336     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Francis 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 Francis 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 313.23 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.808 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.932 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 Francis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Francis.



 
 
 

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