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Haddock, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Haddock to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Haddock to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Haddock once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Haddock to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Haddock to Florence, with an average speed<3> 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 just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 212 miles [341.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> 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).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,254 miles [11,674.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,130 miles [8,255.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Haddock ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Haddock.

While the name Haddock is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Jones County

Our profile page for Haddock, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the East Southeast

North Carolina

Columbus County

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


Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Haddock, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the Northeast

South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Haddock, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Haddock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Haddock. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Haddock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Haddock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9884, Longitude: -88.1559     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Haddock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Haddock to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.592 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.548 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.542 degrees.

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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 Haddock.


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