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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Gladstone to Huntsville, 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 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 598 miles [962.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,480 miles [10,428.5 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 7,194 miles [11,577.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,069 miles [8,157.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gladstone ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Gladstone.

While the name Gladstone is unique within Alabama, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Garland County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Garland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the West

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Los Angeles County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,771 miles [2,850.1 km] to the West

Colorado

San Juan County

Our profile page for Gladstone, San Juan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,183 miles [1,903.9 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the North

Henderson County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Tama County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Tama County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Chase County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Chase County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the West Northwest

Rawlins County

Our profile page for Gladstone, 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.

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Kentucky

Marshall County

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

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Gladstone   [Map]
Distance: About 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Delta County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Ramsey County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Ramsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

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

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the Northwest

Morgan County

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

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Nebraska

Jefferson County

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

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New Jersey

Somerset County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Colfax County

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

Union County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Stanly County

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

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North Dakota

Stark County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,168 miles [1,879.7 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Greene County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Gladstone   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,011 miles [3,236.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Gladstone   [Map]
Distance: About 1,471 miles [2,367.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Washington County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Walker County

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

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Virginia

Nelson County

Our profile page for Gladstone, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the East Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Gladstone. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gladstone) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gladstone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8726, Longitude: -86.6431     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gladstone 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 Gladstone 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 313.655 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.45 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.933 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 Gladstone, 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 Gladstone.



 
 
 

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