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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Indigo to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Indigo to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Elba [Map], which is the Seat of Coffee County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Indigo to Elba, 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,612 miles [10,641 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 7,309 miles [11,762.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,190 miles [8,352.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Indigo ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Indigo.

While the name Indigo is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Manitoba

Our profile page for Indigo   [Map]
Distance: About 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km] to the North Northwest

Ohio

Morrow County

Our profile page for Indigo, Morrow County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Morrow County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indigo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3613, Longitude: -85.8327     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Indigo 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 Indigo 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 312.957 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.158 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.368 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 Indigo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Indigo.



 
 
 

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