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Glencoe, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Glencoe to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Glencoe to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Glencoe 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 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,495 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 7,203 miles [11,592.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,079 miles [8,173.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glencoe ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Glencoe.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Glencoe. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 31 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Fulton County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the West Northwest

California

Calaveras County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Calaveras County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Jefferson County

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

Florida

Volusia County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Volusia County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Bear Lake County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Bear Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the North

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Kansas

Butler County

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

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Kentucky

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Glencoe, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast

Kent County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Bay County

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

Huron County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Huron County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

McLeod County

Our profile page for Glencoe, McLeod County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Dodge County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Dodge County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Glencoe, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,605 miles [2,583 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Glencoe
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East Northeast

Pender County

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

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North Dakota

Emmons County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Glencoe
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the North Northeast

Hamilton County

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

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Oklahoma

Payne County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Payne County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Glencoe   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,102 miles [3,382.8 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Somerset County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Glencoe   [Map]
Distance: About 1,477 miles [2,377 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

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

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Wisconsin

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Glencoe, Buffalo County   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Lincoln County

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

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Glencoe. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glencoe) 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 Glencoe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glencoe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glencoe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9449, Longitude: -85.9320     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glencoe 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 Glencoe 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 313.178 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.771 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.853 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 Glencoe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glencoe.



 
 
 

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