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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Goodman to ...

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

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

  • Elba [Map], which is the Seat of Coffee County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Goodman to Elba, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,623 miles [10,658.7 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 7,320 miles [11,780.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,201 miles [8,370.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Goodman ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Goodman.

While the name Goodman is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Saline County

Our profile page for Goodman, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Irwin County

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

Wilcox County

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

Indiana

Grant County

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

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Kansas

Johnson County

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

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Michigan

Huron County

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

Marquette County

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

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Mississippi

Holmes County

Our profile page for Goodman, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

McDonald County

Our profile page for Goodman, McDonald County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Anson County

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

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Ohio

Trumbull County

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

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Tennessee

Scott County

Our profile page for Goodman, 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.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Goodman, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Bastrop County

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

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West Virginia

Mingo County

Our profile page for Goodman, Mingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Marinette County

Our profile page for Goodman, Marinette County   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goodman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2796, Longitude: -85.9936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Goodman 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 Goodman 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 313.045 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.248 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.444 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Goodman.



 
 
 

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