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Grady, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Grady to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,598 miles [10,618.5 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 7,299 miles [11,746.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,178 miles [8,333.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Grady ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Grady.

While the name Grady is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Grady, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the West Northwest


Lafayette County

Our profile page for Grady, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the Southeast


Polk County

Our profile page for Grady, Polk County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the North Northeast


Webster County

Our profile page for Grady, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Reynolds County

Our profile page for Grady, Reynolds County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Curry County

Our profile page for Grady, Curry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Grady   [Map]
Distance: About 2,100 miles [3,379.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Robeson County

Our profile page for Grady, Robeson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Robeson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Grady, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the West Northwest

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McMinn County

Our profile page for Grady, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Fisher County

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

Liberty County

Our profile page for Grady, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the West

Martin County

Our profile page for Grady, Martin County   [Map]
Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the West

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Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Grady, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Grady. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grady) 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 Grady. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grady

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grady. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9949, Longitude: -86.2011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grady 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 Grady 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 313.218 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.547 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.379 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 Grady, 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 Grady.


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