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Kansas, Alabama

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 The location of Kansas 

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Kansas to Jasper, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 130 miles [209.2 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 678 miles [1,091.1 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 6,564 miles [10,563.7 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 7,277 miles [11,711.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,152 miles [8,291.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kansas ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Kansas.

While the name Kansas is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Clark County

Our profile page for Kansas, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the West


Carroll County

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


Edgar County

Our profile page for Kansas, Edgar County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the North


Bartholomew County

Our profile page for Kansas, Bartholomew County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the North Northeast

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Graves County

Our profile page for Kansas, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Seneca County

Our profile page for Kansas, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the North Northeast

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Delaware County

Our profile page for Kansas, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Jefferson County

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

Sumner County

Our profile page for Kansas, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Bennington County

Our profile page for Kansas, Bennington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the Northeast

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kansas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9013, Longitude: -87.5551     [Map].

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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 Kansas 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 314.156 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.895 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.521 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 Kansas.


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