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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Garden City 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 town such as Garden City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Cullman [Map], which is the Seat of Cullman County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Garden City to Cullman, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,525 miles [10,501 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 7,236 miles [11,645.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,112 miles [8,227 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Garden City ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Garden City.

While the name Garden City is unique within Alabama, we know of another 38 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Garden City, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,077 miles [1,733.3 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

New Haven County

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

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Garden City, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Garden City, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the South Southeast

Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Garden City, Okaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the South

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Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Garden City, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Ada County

Our profile page for Garden City, Ada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,711 miles [2,753.6 km] to the West Northwest

Custer County

Our profile page for Garden City, Custer County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,627 miles [2,618.4 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Bartholomew County

Our profile page for Garden City, Bartholomew County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the North

Saint Joseph County

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

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Iowa

Hardin County

Our profile page for Garden City, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Finney County

Our profile page for Garden City, Finney County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the West Northwest

Harvey County

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

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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Garden City, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Berrien County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Garden City, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Blue Earth County

Our profile page for Garden City, Blue Earth County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Franklin County

Our profile page for Garden City, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Cass County

Our profile page for Garden City, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Garden City, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Nassau County

Our profile page for Garden City, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the Northeast

Queens County

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

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North Carolina

McDowell County

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

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Ohio

Scioto County

Our profile page for Garden City, Scioto County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Tulsa County

Our profile page for Garden City, Tulsa County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Garden City, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the Northeast

Delaware County

Our profile page for Garden City, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Garden City, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Garden City, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Clark County

Our profile page for Garden City, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Glasscock County

Our profile page for Garden City, Glasscock County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the West

Harris County

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

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Utah

Rich County

Our profile page for Garden City, Rich County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

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

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Virginia

Arlington County

Our profile page for Garden City, Arlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Northeast

Hampton City

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

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Garden City, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for Garden City, Grays Harbor County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,094 miles [3,370 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garden City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0167, Longitude: -86.7489     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Garden City 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 Garden City 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 313.674 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.353 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.168 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 Garden City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Garden City.



 
 
 

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