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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 177 miles [284.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Frankfort 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 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 668 miles [1,075 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,544 miles [10,531.5 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 7,260 miles [11,683.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Frankfort ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Frankfort.

While the name Frankfort 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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Illinois

Franklin County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the North Northwest

Will County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the North

Indiana

Clinton County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the North

Iowa

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Montgomery County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Cowley County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Cowley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Cowley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Marshall County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the Northwest

Pottawatomie County

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

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Kentucky

Franklin County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,219 miles [1,961.8 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Benzie County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Benzie County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the North

Macomb County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Macomb County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Missouri

Webster County

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

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New Jersey

Somerset County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Crawford County

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

Guernsey County

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

Lucas County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the North Northeast

Ross County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Osage County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Osage County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the West Northwest

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South Dakota

Spink County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Spink County   [Map]
Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Morgan County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Pacific County

Our profile page for Frankfort, Pacific County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,032 miles [3,270.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Our profile page for Frankfort
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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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 beginning in Frankfort. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Frankfort) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frankfort. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5634, Longitude: -87.8423     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Frankfort 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 Frankfort 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 314.373 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.236 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.50 degrees.

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<7>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 Frankfort, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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