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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Prattville [Map], which is the Seat of Autauga County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Independence to Prattville, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 697 miles [1,121.7 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 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,594 miles [10,612 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 7,299 miles [11,746.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,177 miles [8,331.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Independence ...

We have found 50 communities that share the name Independence.

While the name Independence is unique within Alabama, we know of another 50 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IowaMontanaPennsylvania 
 KansasNevadaTennessee 

Arkansas

Baxter County

Our profile page for Independence, Baxter County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the Northwest

California

Calaveras County

Our profile page for Independence, Calaveras County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,933 miles [3,110.9 km] to the West Northwest

Inyo County

Our profile page for Independence, Inyo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,804 miles [2,903.3 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Independence, Arapahoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pitkin County

Our profile page for Independence, Pitkin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the West Northwest

Teller County

Our profile page for Independence, Teller County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,117 miles [1,797.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Idaho

Madison County

Our profile page for Independence, Madison County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,565 miles [2,518.6 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Pike County

Our profile page for Independence, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Fountain County

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

Warren County

Our profile page for Independence, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the North

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Iowa

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Independence, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Montgomery County

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

Osborne County

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

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Kentucky

Kenton County

Our profile page for Independence, Kenton County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Independence, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Oakland County

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

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Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Independence, Hennepin County   [Map]
Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the North Northwest

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Independence, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Scott County

Our profile page for Independence, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the West

Tate County

Our profile page for Independence, Tate County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Independence, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Park County

Our profile page for Independence, Park County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,530 miles [2,462.3 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

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

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New Jersey

Warren County

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

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New York

Allegany County

Our profile page for Independence, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the North Northeast

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North Dakota

Dunn County

Our profile page for Independence, Dunn County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,330 miles [2,140.4 km] to the North Northwest

LaMoure County

Our profile page for Independence, LaMoure County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Independence, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the North Northeast

Defiance County

Our profile page for Independence, Defiance County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Custer County

Our profile page for Independence, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the West Northwest

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Independence, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Independence, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,120 miles [3,411.8 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Beaver County

Our profile page for Independence, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the North Northeast

Snyder County

Our profile page for Independence, Snyder County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Independence, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Hancock County

Our profile page for Independence, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the Northeast

Henderson County

Our profile page for Independence, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the North Northwest

Overton County

Our profile page for Independence, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Cherokee County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Independence, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Uintah County

Our profile page for Independence, Uintah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km] to the West Northwest

Wasatch County

Our profile page for Independence, Wasatch County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Grayson County

Our profile page for Independence, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Lewis County

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

Thurston County

Our profile page for Independence, Thurston County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,148 miles [3,456.9 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Barbour County

Our profile page for Independence, Barbour County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the Northeast

Clay County

Our profile page for Independence, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Independence, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the North Northeast

Preston County

Our profile page for Independence, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Trempealeau County

Our profile page for Independence, Trempealeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Independence. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5232, Longitude: -86.7014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Independence 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 Independence 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 313.551 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.005 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.464 degrees.

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<7>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 Independence, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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