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Glover, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Glover to Grove Hill, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 96 miles [154.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,670 miles [10,734.3 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 7,376 miles [11,870.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,253 miles [8,453.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glover ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Glover.

While the name Glover is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Champaign County

Our profile page for Glover, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the North


DeSoto County

Our profile page for Glover, DeSoto County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the North Northwest


Iron County

Our profile page for Glover, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the North Northwest

North Carolina

Nash County

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

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North Dakota

Dickey County

Our profile page for Glover, Dickey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the North Northwest

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McCurtain County

Our profile page for Glover, McCurtain County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Houston County

Our profile page for Glover, Houston County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the West

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Orleans County

Our profile page for Glover, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming County

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

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Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Glover, Saint Croix County   [Map]
Distance: About 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the North Northwest

Sawyer County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Glover. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glover) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9371, Longitude: -87.8400     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glover 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 Glover 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 314.184 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.658 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.024 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 Glover, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glover.


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