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Harris, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Harris to Scottsboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 176 miles [283.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 560 miles [901.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,447 miles [10,375.4 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 7,159 miles [11,521.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,035 miles [8,103 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Harris ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Harris.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Harris. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 48 communities in the United States and Canada - with 47 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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 IowaNew JerseyRhode Island 

Arizona

Mohave County

Our profile page for Harris, Mohave County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,590 miles [2,558.9 km] to the West

Arkansas

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Harris, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the West

Washington County

Our profile page for Harris, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the West Northwest

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Harris, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,085 miles [3,355.5 km] to the West Northwest

Santa Barbara County

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

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Colorado

Arapahoe County

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

Routt County

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

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Florida

Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Harris, Okaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the South

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Georgia

Meriwether County

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

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Illinois

Edgar County

Our profile page for Harris, Edgar County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the North Northwest

Piatt County

Our profile page for Harris, Piatt County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Marshall County

Our profile page for Harris, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Osceola County

Our profile page for Harris, Osceola County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Harris, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Harris, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the North Northeast

Lewis County

Our profile page for Harris, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the North Northeast

Madison County

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

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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Harris, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Harris, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Ingham County

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

Menominee County

Our profile page for Harris, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Chisago County

Our profile page for Harris, Chisago County   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Harris, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Custer County

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

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New Jersey

Burlington County

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

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New Mexico

Quay County

Our profile page for Harris, Quay County
This community is historic.
Although located in Quay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Harris, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Moore County

Our profile page for Harris, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the East

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Harris, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the East

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Ohio

Gallia County

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

Muskingum County

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

Ross County

Our profile page for Harris, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

McCurtain County

Our profile page for Harris, McCurtain County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the West

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Benton County

Our profile page for Harris, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,084 miles [3,353.9 km] to the West Northwest

Wallowa County

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

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Pennsylvania

Lycoming County

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

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Rhode Island

Kent County

Our profile page for Harris, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the Northeast

Providence County

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Harris   [Map]
Distance: About 1,582 miles [2,546 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Harris, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Obion County

Our profile page for Harris, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Edwards County

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

Hunt County

Our profile page for Harris, Hunt County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the West

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Harris, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,478 miles [2,378.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Louisa County

Our profile page for Harris, Louisa County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the East Northeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Harris, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Boone County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harris. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8873, Longitude: -85.8594     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harris 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 Harris 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 313.179 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.904 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.606 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 Harris, 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 Harris.



 
 
 

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