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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Harmon, Alabama
(Houston County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Harmon to Dothan, 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 108 miles [173.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,596 miles [10,615.2 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 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,171 miles [8,321.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Harmon ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Harmon.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Harmon. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 17 communities in the United States - with 19 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for Harmon, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the Northwest

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Harmon, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the North Northwest

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Boone County

Our profile page for Harmon, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Harmon, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northwest


Washington County

Our profile page for Harmon, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the Northwest


Sussex County

Our profile page for Harmon, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northeast

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Upson County

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

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Lee County

Our profile page for Harmon, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the North Northwest

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Red River Parish

Our profile page for Harmon, Red River Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the West

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Oakland County

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

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Lamar County

Our profile page for Harmon, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the West

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New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Harmon, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 937 miles [1,508 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Harmon, Rutherford County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the North Northeast

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North Dakota

Morton County

Our profile page for Harmon, Morton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,379 miles [2,219.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Stark County

Our profile page for Harmon, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Ellis County

Our profile page for Harmon, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Johnson County

Our profile page for Harmon, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Lamar County

Our profile page for Harmon, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Washburn County

Our profile page for Harmon, Washburn County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harmon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0905, Longitude: -85.1541     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harmon 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 Harmon 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 312.547 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.646 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.172 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 Harmon, 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 Harmon.


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