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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Greenfield to Huntsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 171 miles [275.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 588 miles [946.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 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 6,473 miles [10,417.3 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 7,186 miles [11,564.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,061 miles [8,144.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Greenfield ...

We have found 60 communities that share the name Greenfield.

While the name Greenfield is unique within Alabama, we know of another 60 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 KansasMontanaNova ScotiaUtah
 LouisianaNevadaOhioVirginia
 MaineNew BrunswickOklahomaWisconsin

Arkansas

Monroe County

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

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Poinsett County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the West Northwest

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km] to the West

Monterey County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Monterey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,948 miles [3,135 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Columbia County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the Southeast

Duval County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the Southeast

Pasco County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Pasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Greene County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Hancock County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the North

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Iowa

Adair County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Elk County

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

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Louisiana

East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Greenfield, East Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the East Northeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

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

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Massachusetts

Franklin County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Wayne County

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

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Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Hennepin County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Newton County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Newton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the Southwest

Rankin County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Dade County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West Northwest

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Teton County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,578 miles [2,539.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lyon County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Greenfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,263 miles [2,032.6 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Cape May County   [Map]
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Chaves County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Chaves County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the West

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New York

Kings County

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

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the Northeast

Ulster County

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

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North Carolina

Chowan County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Chowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the East

Guilford County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Traill County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Traill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Greenfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,421 miles [2,286.9 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the North Northeast

Ross County

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

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Oklahoma

Blaine County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Blaine County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Greenfield   [Map]
Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the Northeast

Cambria County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Northeast

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northeast

Erie County

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

Lancaster County

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

Mercer County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Greenfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,461 miles [2,351.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Southeast

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East Southeast

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South Dakota

Clay County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Weakley County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Weakley County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the Northwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,452 miles [2,336.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the East Northeast

Nelson County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East Northeast

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the East Northeast

Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Spotsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Milwaukee County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the North

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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 starting in Greenfield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Greenfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8279, Longitude: -86.4122     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greenfield 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 Greenfield 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 313.512 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.279 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.847 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 Greenfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Greenfield.



 
 
 

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