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Holman, Alabama
(Tuscaloosa County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Holman to Tuscaloosa, 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 110 miles [177 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 715 miles [1,150.7 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 6,605 miles [10,629.7 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 7,316 miles [11,774 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,192 miles [8,355.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Holman ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Holman.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Holman. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States - with 13 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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Arkansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Holman, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the West Northwest

Indiana

Dearborn County

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

Scott County

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

Kansas

Bourbon County

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

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Minnesota

Itasca County

Our profile page for Holman, Itasca County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Webster County

Our profile page for Holman, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Mora County

Our profile page for Holman, Mora County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Fayette County

Our profile page for Holman, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Holman, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,415 miles [2,277.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Rockingham County

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

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Washington

Pacific County

Our profile page for Holman, Pacific County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,098 miles [3,376.4 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Holman, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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' (or point-to-point) distance from Holman. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Holman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2798, Longitude: -87.8233     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holman 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 Holman 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 314.277 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.95 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.757 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 Holman.



 
 
 

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