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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Homestead to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,552 miles [10,544.4 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Homestead ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Homestead.

While the name Homestead is unique within Alabama, we know of another 38 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Homestead, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km] to the West

California

Kern County

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

Modoc County

Our profile page for Homestead, Modoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,989 miles [3,201 km] to the West Northwest

Riverside County

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

Sacramento County

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

San Joaquin County

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

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Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Homestead, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Homestead, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Southeast

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Homestead, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Homestead, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the East Northeast

Pierce County

Our profile page for Homestead, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Hawaii

Kauai County

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

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Illinois

Saint Clair County

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

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Indiana

Dearborn County

Our profile page for Homestead, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Iowa County

Our profile page for Homestead, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Chase County

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

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Manitoba

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

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Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Homestead, Baltimore City   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Benzie County

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

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Homestead, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Scott County

Our profile page for Homestead, 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.

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Missouri

Carter County

Our profile page for Homestead, Carter County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the Northwest

Ray County

Our profile page for Homestead, Ray County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Homestead, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,405 miles [2,261.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Douglas County

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

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Nevada

Storey County

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

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New Jersey

Hudson County

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

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Homestead, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Homestead, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Lucas County

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

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Oklahoma

Blaine County

Our profile page for Homestead, Blaine County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Homestead, Baker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,806 miles [2,906.5 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Homestead, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Rhode Island

Newport County

Our profile page for Homestead, Newport County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Homestead, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the North Northeast

Knox County

Our profile page for Homestead, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for Homestead, Virginia Beach City   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Cabell County

Our profile page for Homestead, Cabell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cabell 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 Homestead. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Homestead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2059, Longitude: -86.4683     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Homestead 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 Homestead 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 313.457 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.991 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.23 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 Homestead, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Homestead.



 
 
 

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