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Indian Lake, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Indian Lake to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 704 miles [1,133 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,596 miles [10,615.2 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 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Indian Lake ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Indian Lake.

While the name Indian Lake is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Paulding County

Our profile page for Indian Lake, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the East Northeast

Indiana

DeKalb County

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Indian Lake, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the North

Kentucky

Hancock County

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

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Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Indian Lake, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the North

Kalamazoo County

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

Oscoda County

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

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Missouri

Crawford County

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

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Indian Lake, 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

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Indian Lake, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Somerset County

Our profile page for Indian Lake, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Cameron County

Our profile page for Indian Lake, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Southwest

Newton County

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

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Virginia

Frederick County

Our profile page for Indian Lake, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Indian Lake. 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 that begins in Indian Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Indian Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indian Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2468, Longitude: -87.5533     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Indian Lake 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 Indian Lake 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 314.111 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.753 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.655 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 Indian Lake.



 
 
 

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