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Henderson, Alabama
(Morgan County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Henderson to Decatur, 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 151 miles [243 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 621 miles [999.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,506 miles [10,470.4 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 7,219 miles [11,617.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,095 miles [8,199.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Henderson ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Henderson.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Henderson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 47 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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 IndianaMinnesotaOhioWest Virginia
 IowaMississippiOklahoma 

Arkansas

Baxter County

Our profile page for Henderson, Baxter County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the West Northwest

Woodruff County

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

California

Humboldt County

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

San Mateo County

Our profile page for Henderson, San Mateo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,973 miles [3,175.2 km] to the West Northwest

Tulare County

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

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Colorado

Adams County

Our profile page for Henderson, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the West Northwest

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Henderson, 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.

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Henderson, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Houston County

Our profile page for Henderson, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Knox County

Our profile page for Henderson, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the North Northwest

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Henderson, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Rush County

Our profile page for Henderson, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the North

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Iowa

Mills County

Our profile page for Henderson, Mills County   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Wichita County

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

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Kentucky

Henderson County

Our profile page for Henderson, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the North

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Louisiana

East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Henderson, East Carroll Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the West Southwest

Saint Martin Parish

Our profile page for Henderson, Saint Martin Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Piscataquis County

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

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Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Henderson, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Dickinson County

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

Ionia County

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

Macomb County

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

Shiawassee County

Our profile page for Henderson, Shiawassee County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the North Northeast

Wexford County

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

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Minnesota

Sibley County

Our profile page for Henderson, Sibley County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Wayne County

Our profile page for Henderson, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Missouri

Webster County

Our profile page for Henderson, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Mineral County

Our profile page for Henderson, Mineral County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,716 miles [2,761.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

York County

Our profile page for Henderson, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Henderson, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,585 miles [2,550.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Henderson, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Vance County

Our profile page for Henderson, Vance County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the East Northeast

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Henderson, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Brown County

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

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Oklahoma

Cleveland County

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

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Lane County

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

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Pennsylvania

Clarion County

Our profile page for Henderson, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Henderson, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Northeast

Mercer County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Henderson, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Chester County

Our profile page for Henderson, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the Northwest

Rutherford County

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

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Texas

Rusk County

Our profile page for Henderson, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Washington County

Our profile page for Henderson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Mason County

Our profile page for Henderson, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the Northeast

Wood County

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Henderson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henderson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4851, Longitude: -86.8311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Henderson 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 Henderson 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 313.75 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.506 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.098 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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<8>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 Henderson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Henderson.



 
 
 

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