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Hoboken, Alabama
(Barbour County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Hoboken to Clayton, 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). 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 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 663 miles [1,067 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,557 miles [10,552.5 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 7,254 miles [11,674.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hoboken ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Hoboken.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Hoboken. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States - with 8 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


Trinity County

Our profile page for Hoboken, Trinity County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,196 miles [3,534.1 km] to the West Northwest


Brantley County

Our profile page for Hoboken, Brantley County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Southeast

Pierce County

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

New Jersey

Hudson County

Our profile page for Hoboken, Hudson County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Hoboken, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Perry County

Our profile page for Hoboken, Perry County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Allegheny County

Our profile page for Hoboken, Allegheny County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Allegheny 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 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Hoboken. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hoboken) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hoboken. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9118, Longitude: -85.1488     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hoboken 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 Hoboken 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 312.60 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.82 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.997 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 Hoboken, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hoboken.


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