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Gordon, Alabama
(Houston County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gordon to Dothan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,591 miles [10,607.2 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 7,284 miles [11,722.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,166 miles [8,313.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gordon ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Gordon.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Gordon. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 32 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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 KansasMississippiSaskatchewan 

Alaska

Our profile page for Gordon   [Map]
Distance: About 3,411 miles [5,489.5 km] to the North Northwest

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Gordon, Fresno County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,010 miles [3,234.8 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Huerfano County

Our profile page for Gordon, Huerfano County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Gordon, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the Southeast

Walton County

Our profile page for Gordon, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 72 miles [115.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Georgia

Wilkinson County

Our profile page for Gordon, Wilkinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Crawford County

Our profile page for Gordon, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Gordon, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Letcher County

Our profile page for Gordon, Letcher County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the North Northeast

Muhlenberg County

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

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Louisiana

Beauregard Parish

Our profile page for Gordon, Beauregard Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the West

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Gordon, Claiborne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the West Northwest

Ouachita Parish

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

Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for Gordon, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the West

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Gordon, Penobscot County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,341 miles [2,158.1 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Gordon   [Map]
Distance: About 1,447 miles [2,328.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Marquette County

Our profile page for Gordon, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,065 miles [1,714 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Freeborn County

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

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Mississippi

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Gordon, Claiborne County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the West

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Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Gordon, Cascade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km] to the Northwest

Gallatin County

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

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Nebraska

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Gordon, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

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

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Gordon, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North

Morgan County

Our profile page for Gordon, 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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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Gordon, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Saskatchewan

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

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South Dakota

Jerauld County

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

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Tennessee

Giles County

Our profile page for Gordon, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Palo Pinto County

Our profile page for Gordon, Palo Pinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the West

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Gordon, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,048 miles [3,295.9 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Gordon, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Douglas County

Our profile page for Gordon, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km] to the North Northwest

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The Communities of Alabama

About Houston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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 starting in Gordon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gordon) 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 Gordon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gordon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gordon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1438, Longitude: -85.0934     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gordon 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 Gordon 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 312.516 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.618 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.138 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 Gordon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gordon.



 
 
 

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