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Grayson, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Double Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Winston County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Grayson to Double Springs, 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 146 miles [235 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,536 miles [10,518.7 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 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,125 miles [8,247.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Grayson ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Grayson.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Crittenden County

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

Logan County

Our profile page for Grayson, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the West

California

Stanislaus County

Our profile page for Grayson, Stanislaus County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,896 miles [3,051.3 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Grayson, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the East

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Indiana

Lawrence County

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

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Iowa

Boone County

Our profile page for Grayson, 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.

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Kansas

Clark County

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

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Kentucky

Carter County

Our profile page for Grayson, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Caldwell Parish

Our profile page for Grayson, Caldwell Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Clinton County

Our profile page for Grayson, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Grayson, Sheridan County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Grayson, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Miami County

Our profile page for Grayson, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Grayson, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Grayson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,371 miles [2,206.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Virginia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Grayson, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grayson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2804, Longitude: -87.3195     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grayson 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 Grayson 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 314.036 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.808 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.344 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 Grayson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grayson.



 
 
 

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