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Griffin, Alabama
(Cherokee County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Griffin to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 581 miles [935 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,475 miles [10,420.5 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 7,184 miles [11,561.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,060 miles [8,143.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Griffin ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Griffin.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Griffin. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 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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 GeorgiaLouisianaNorth DakotaTennessee
 IllinoisMarylandOhioTexas

Arkansas

Union County

Our profile page for Griffin, Union County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the West

Colorado

Morgan County

Our profile page for Griffin, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Griffin, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the South Southeast

Polk County

Our profile page for Griffin, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Spalding County

Our profile page for Griffin, Spalding County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Clark County

Our profile page for Griffin, Clark County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the North Northwest

Mercer County

Our profile page for Griffin, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Posey County

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

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Kansas

Woodson County

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

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Kentucky

Bullitt County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Griffin, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Franklin Parish

Our profile page for Griffin, Franklin Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the West Southwest

Madison Parish

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

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Maryland

Caroline County

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

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Mississippi

Perry County

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

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Missouri

Christian County

Our profile page for Griffin, Christian County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the West Northwest

Schuyler County

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

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New York

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Griffin, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Bowman County

Our profile page for Griffin, Bowman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Griffin, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Griffin, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

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

Westmoreland County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Griffin   [Map]
Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Griffin   [Map]
Distance: About 1,395 miles [2,245 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Houston County

Our profile page for Griffin, Houston County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Griffin, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Griffin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Griffin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Griffin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1932, Longitude: -85.7416     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Griffin 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 Griffin 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 313.077 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.689 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.72 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 Griffin, 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 Griffin.



 
 
 

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