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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Grant to Guntersville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 592 miles [952.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,481 miles [10,430.2 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 7,192 miles [11,574.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,068 miles [8,156.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Grant ...

We have found 53 communities that share the name Grant.

While the name Grant is unique within Alabama, we know of another 53 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Madison County

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

California

Inyo County

Our profile page for Grant, Inyo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,782 miles [2,867.9 km] to the West Northwest

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Grant, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,035 miles [3,275 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Park County

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

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Florida

Brevard County

Our profile page for Grant, Brevard County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Grant, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,509 miles [2,428.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Kankakee County

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

Williamson County

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

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Indiana

Fulton County

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

Vigo County

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

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Iowa

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Grant, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Clay County

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

Geary County

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

Labette County

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Grant, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the West Northwest

Pawnee County

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

Riley County

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

Wilson County

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

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Kentucky

Boone County

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

Carter County

Our profile page for Grant, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the Northeast

Kenton County

Our profile page for Grant, Kenton County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Allen Parish

Our profile page for Grant, Allen Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the West Southwest

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Grant, Grant Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Cheboygan County

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

Delta County

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

Kent County

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

Newaygo County

Our profile page for Grant, Newaygo County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Grant, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the North Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Grant, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Cass County

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

Holt County

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

Saint Louis County

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

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Montana

Beaverhead County

Our profile page for Grant, Beaverhead County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,586 miles [2,552.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Perkins County

Our profile page for Grant, Perkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Grant   [Map]
Distance: About 1,316 miles [2,117.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Valencia County

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

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New York

Chautauqua County

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

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Grant, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Hardin County

Our profile page for Grant, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Grant, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Grant   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,077 miles [1,733.3 km] to the North

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Oregon

Sherman County

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

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Pennsylvania

Elk County

Our profile page for Grant, Elk County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the Northeast

Indiana County

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

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Grant, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 78 miles [125.5 km] to the Northeast

Smith County

Our profile page for Grant, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the North

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Texas

Bowie County

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

Marion County

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Grant, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,459 miles [2,348 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Grayson County

Our profile page for Grant, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Mason County

Our profile page for Grant, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,081 miles [3,349 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Our profile page for Grant
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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Wyoming

Laramie County

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

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The official website for Grant: www.grantalabama.com/

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5272, Longitude: -86.2530     [Map].

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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 Grant 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 313.401 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.109 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.851 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 Grant, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grant.



 
 
 

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