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Gadsden, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 115 miles [185.1 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Gadsden to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 601 miles [967.2 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 6,495 miles [10,452.7 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 7,204 miles [11,593.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,080 miles [8,175.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gadsden ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Gadsden.

While the name Gadsden is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arizona

Yuma County

Our profile page for Gadsden, Yuma County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,658 miles [2,668.3 km] to the West

Indiana

Boone County

Our profile page for Gadsden, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the North

South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Gadsden, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East

Tennessee

Crockett County

Our profile page for Gadsden, Crockett County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Lamar County

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

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The official website for Gadsden: www.ci.gadsden.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gadsden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gadsden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gadsden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0093, Longitude: -86.0152     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 313.232 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.842 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.872 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 Gadsden.



 
 
 

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