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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fayette [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Howard to Fayette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 128 miles [206 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,567 miles [10,568.6 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 7,279 miles [11,714.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,155 miles [8,296.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Howard ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Howard.

While the name Howard is unique within Alabama, we know of another 49 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Yavapai County

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

Arkansas

Polk County

Our profile page for Howard, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the West

California

Los Angeles County

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

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Howard, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,953 miles [3,143 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Fremont County

Our profile page for Howard, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,064 miles [1,712.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Howard, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Howard, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the East

Taylor County

Our profile page for Howard, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Lewis County

Our profile page for Howard, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Champaign County

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

Fulton County

Our profile page for Howard, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Parke County

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

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Kansas

Elk County

Our profile page for Howard, Elk County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Hardin County

Our profile page for Howard, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Red River Parish

Our profile page for Howard, Red River Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Piscataquis County

Our profile page for Howard, 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

Somerset County

Our profile page for Howard, Somerset County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Alger County

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

Cass County

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

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Minnesota

Wright County

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

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Mississippi

Holmes County

Our profile page for Howard, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Montana

Rosebud County

Our profile page for Howard, Rosebud County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,327 miles [2,135.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Howard   [Map]
Distance: About 1,440 miles [2,317.5 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Essex County

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

New York County

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

Steuben County

Our profile page for Howard, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Bertie County

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

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Ohio

Knox County

Our profile page for Howard, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Rogers County

Our profile page for Howard, Rogers County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Howard, 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.

Cameron County

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

Centre County

Our profile page for Howard, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northeast

McKean County

Our profile page for Howard, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

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

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Howard, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Miner County

Our profile page for Howard, Miner County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Lewis County

Our profile page for Howard, Lewis County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the North

Monroe County

Our profile page for Howard, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the East Northeast

Perry County

Our profile page for Howard, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the North

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Texas

Archer County

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

Ellis County

Our profile page for Howard, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the West

Wichita County

Our profile page for Howard, 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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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Howard, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Douglas County

Our profile page for Howard, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

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

Marshall County

Our profile page for Howard, Marshall County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Brown County

Our profile page for Howard, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the North

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Howard, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8543, Longitude: -87.5675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Howard 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 Howard 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 314.161 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.894 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.536 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 Howard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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