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Keith, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Keith to Fort Payne, 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 164 miles [263.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 559 miles [899.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,450 miles [10,380.3 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 7,160 miles [11,522.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,036 miles [8,104.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Keith ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Keith.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Keith. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States - with 16 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Ventura County

Our profile page for Keith, Ventura County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,883 miles [3,030.4 km] to the West

Georgia

Catoosa County

Our profile page for Keith, Catoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 40 miles [64.4 km] to the East Northeast

Kansas

Decatur County

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

Kentucky

Harlan County

Our profile page for Keith, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Bates County

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

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Keith, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Pender County

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

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North Dakota

Ramsey County

Our profile page for Keith, Ramsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Noble County

Our profile page for Keith, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Rogers County

Our profile page for Keith, Rogers County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Grimes County

Our profile page for Keith, Grimes County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

King William County

Our profile page for Keith, King William County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

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

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Keith, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Forest County

Our profile page for Keith, Forest County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the North

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keith. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6784, Longitude: -85.6922     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Keith 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 Keith 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 313.069 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.748 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.587 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 Keith, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Keith.



 
 
 

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