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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gibson to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,592 miles [10,608.8 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 7,293 miles [11,736.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,172 miles [8,323.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gibson ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Gibson.

While the name Gibson is unique within Alabama, we know of another 42 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Pima County

Our profile page for Gibson, Pima County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,556 miles [2,504.1 km] to the West

Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Gibson, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the Northwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Gibson, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the West Northwest

California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Gibson, Shasta County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,086 miles [3,357.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Gadsden County

Our profile page for Gibson, Gadsden County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Glascock County

Our profile page for Gibson, Glascock County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Gibson, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,615 miles [2,599.1 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Gibson, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the North

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Iowa

Keokuk County

Our profile page for Gibson, Keokuk County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Rawlins County

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

Trego County

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

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Kentucky

Floyd County

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

Larue County

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

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Louisiana

Terrebonne Parish

Our profile page for Gibson, Terrebonne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Gibson, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Gibson, Allegan County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Gibson, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the Northwest

Webster County

Our profile page for Gibson, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Benton County

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

Dunklin County

Our profile page for Gibson, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the Northwest

Lincoln County

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

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Gibson, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Douglas County

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

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New Mexico

Bernalillo County

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

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Gibson, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,333 miles [2,145.3 km] to the West

McKinley County

Our profile page for Gibson, McKinley County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,314 miles [2,114.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Nassau County

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

Steuben County

Our profile page for Gibson, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Scotland County

Our profile page for Gibson, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Gibson, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the North Northeast

Pike County

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

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Oklahoma

Wagoner County

Our profile page for Gibson, Wagoner County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Gibson
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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Pennsylvania

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Gibson, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 885 miles [1,424.3 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Gibson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Gibson, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East

Florence County

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

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Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Gibson, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Lamar County

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

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West Virginia

Pleasants County

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

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Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

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

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Wyoming

Platte County

Our profile page for Gibson, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,237 miles [1,990.8 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.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 starting from Gibson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gibson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gibson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0935, Longitude: -86.1561     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gibson 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 Gibson 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 313.199 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.538 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.341 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 Gibson, 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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