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Hampden, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hampden to Linden, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,655 miles [10,710.2 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 7,360 miles [11,844.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,238 miles [8,429.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hampden ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Hampden.

While the name Hampden is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Kansas

Coffey County

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

Neosho County

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

Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Hampden, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,335 miles [2,148.5 km] to the Northeast

Maryland

Baltimore City

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Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

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Distance: About 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Hampden   [Map]
Distance: About 1,986 miles [3,196.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Ramsey County

Our profile page for Hampden, Ramsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Geauga County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Hampden   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

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

Cumberland County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Hampden   [Map]
Distance: About 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Mingo County

Our profile page for Hampden, Mingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hampden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0815, Longitude: -87.6289     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hampden 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 Hampden 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 314.07 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.545 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.914 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hampden.



 
 
 

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