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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Gilbert 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 615 miles [989.7 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 6,509 miles [10,475.2 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 7,217 miles [11,614.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,094 miles [8,198 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gilbert ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Gilbert.

While the name Gilbert is unique within Alabama, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,466 miles [2,359.3 km] to the West

Arkansas

Searcy County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Searcy County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Clay County

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

Indiana

Vigo County

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

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Iowa

Story County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Story County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Meade County

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

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Franklin Parish

Our profile page for Gilbert, Franklin Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Newaygo County

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

Oakland County

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

Wexford County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Wexford County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Morrison County

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

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Scott County

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

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Missouri

Dunklin County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Esmeralda County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Esmeralda County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Seneca County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Moore County

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

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Ohio

Muskingum County

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

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Oklahoma

Grant County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Monroe County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Aurora County

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

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Texas

Angelina County

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

Palo Pinto County

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

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Okanogan County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Okanogan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,022 miles [3,254.1 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Logan County

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

Mingo County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Mingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Gilbert, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the North

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilbert. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9148, Longitude: -86.2319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gilbert 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 Gilbert 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 313.357 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.973 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.981 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 Gilbert, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gilbert.



 
 
 

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