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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Kearney once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Kearney to:

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Kearney to Anniston, with an average speed<3> 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 110 miles [177 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,488 miles [10,441.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,195 miles [11,579.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Kearney ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Kearney.

While the name Kearney is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Kearney, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the West

California

Los Angeles County

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

Kansas

Grant County

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

Hamilton County

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

Kearny County

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

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Maryland

Garrett County

Our profile page for Kearney, Garrett County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Yazoo County

Our profile page for Kearney, Yazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Kearney, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Kearney, Buffalo County   [Map]
Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Kearney, 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.

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New Mexico

Otero County

Our profile page for Kearney, Otero County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,168 miles [1,879.7 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Franklin County

Our profile page for Kearney, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Kearney
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

Bedford County

Our profile page for Kearney, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the Northeast

Bucks County

Our profile page for Kearney, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Laurens County

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

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The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Kearney, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Kearney. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kearney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kearney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8854, Longitude: -85.7083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kearney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Kearney to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.042 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.605 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.777 degrees.

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kearney.



 
 
 

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