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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Hamlet to Dadeville, 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 53 miles [85.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,532 miles [10,512.2 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 7,235 miles [11,643.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hamlet ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Hamlet.

While the name Hamlet is unique within Alabama, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Faulkner County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the West Northwest

California

Marin County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Marin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,103 miles [3,384.5 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Pueblo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Polk County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Polk County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 83 miles [133.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Illinois

Mercer County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Starke County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Starke County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Marshall County

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

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Emmet County

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

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Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Cedar County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Cedar County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Hayes County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Hayes County   [Map]
Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Richmond County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Williams County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,401 miles [2,254.7 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the North

Wood County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the North

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Ontario

Our profile page for Hamlet   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clatsop County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Clatsop County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,184 miles [3,514.8 km] to the Northwest

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

James City County

Our profile page for Hamlet, James City County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Raleigh County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamlet. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9948, Longitude: -85.7483     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hamlet 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 Hamlet 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 313.017 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.453 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.992 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 Hamlet, 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 Hamlet.



 
 
 

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