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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Frenchtown to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,554 miles [10,547.6 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 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Frenchtown ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Frenchtown.

While the name Frenchtown is unique within Alabama, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Fulton County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Fulton County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Fulton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,920 miles [3,089.9 km] to the West Northwest

Yuba County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Yuba County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,939 miles [3,120.5 km] to the West Northwest

Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the North

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Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Marquette County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the North

Monroe County

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

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Missouri

Saint Charles County

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

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Montana

Missoula County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Missoula County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,702 miles [2,739.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

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

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the North Northeast

Seneca County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Crawford County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the North Northeast

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the Northeast

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northeast

Pike County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Kent County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Pennington County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Pennington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Denton County

Our profile page for Frenchtown, Denton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Denton 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 Frenchtown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frenchtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5207, Longitude: -86.8814     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Frenchtown 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 Frenchtown 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 313.724 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.343 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.328 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 Frenchtown, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Frenchtown.



 
 
 

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