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Horton, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Horton to Guntersville, 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 127 miles [204.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,498 miles [10,457.5 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 7,208 miles [11,600.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,084 miles [8,181.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Horton ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Horton.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Horton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 29 communities in the United States and Canada - with 28 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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Georgia

Dodge County

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

Illinois

Pike County

Our profile page for Horton, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Hamilton County

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

Iowa

Bremer County

Our profile page for Horton, Bremer County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Brown County

Our profile page for Horton, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the Northwest

Lyon County

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

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Kentucky

Ohio County

Our profile page for Horton, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the North

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Horton
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Genesee County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Horton, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Hubbard County

Our profile page for Horton, Hubbard County   [Map]
Distance: About 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Bates County

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

Howell County

Our profile page for Horton, Howell County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the West Northwest

Vernon County

Our profile page for Horton, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Custer County

Our profile page for Horton, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,330 miles [2,140.4 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Morris County

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

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New York

Delaware County

Our profile page for Horton, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Watauga County

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

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Nova Scotia

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

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Ohio

Athens County

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

Harrison County

Our profile page for Horton, Harrison County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the North Northeast

Logan County

Our profile page for Horton, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Klamath County

Our profile page for Horton, Klamath County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km] to the West Northwest

Lane County

Our profile page for Horton, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,086 miles [3,357.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Delta County

Our profile page for Horton, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the West

Jasper County

Our profile page for Horton, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the West Southwest

Panola County

Our profile page for Horton, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the West Southwest

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West Virginia

Randolph County

Our profile page for Horton, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Weston County

Our profile page for Horton, Weston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 beginning in Horton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Horton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Horton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Horton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Horton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2009, Longitude: -86.2969     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Horton 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 Horton 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 313.411 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.076 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.943 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 Horton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Horton.



 
 
 

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