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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Kelly to ...

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

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

  • Ozark [Map], which is the Seat of Dale County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Kelly 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 713 miles [1,147.5 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 6,606 miles [10,631.3 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 7,303 miles [11,753 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,184 miles [8,342.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kelly ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Kelly.

While the name Kelly is unique within Alabama, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Kelly, Shasta County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,120 miles [3,411.8 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Jasper County

Our profile page for Kelly, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the Northeast

Kansas

Nemaha County

Our profile page for Kelly, Nemaha County   [Map]
Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the Northwest

Kentucky

Christian County

Our profile page for Kelly, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Caldwell Parish

Our profile page for Kelly, Caldwell Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the West

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Maryland

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Kelly, Wicomico County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Kelly, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the West

DeSoto County

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

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Missouri

Chariton County

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

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New Mexico

Socorro County

Our profile page for Kelly, Socorro County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,264 miles [2,034.2 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Bladen County

Our profile page for Kelly, Bladen County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the East Northeast

Moore County

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

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North Dakota

Grand Forks County

Our profile page for Kelly, Grand Forks County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,301 miles [2,093.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Kelly   [Map]
Distance: About 1,244 miles [2,002 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Kelly
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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South Carolina

Union County

Our profile page for Kelly, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Collin County

Our profile page for Kelly, Collin County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Campbell County

Our profile page for Kelly, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Northeast

Tazewell County

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

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Washington

Lincoln County

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

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West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Kelly, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Juneau County

Our profile page for Kelly, Juneau County   [Map]
Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the North Northwest

Marathon County

Our profile page for Kelly, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Laramie County

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

Teton County

Our profile page for Kelly, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,600 miles [2,575 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kelly. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3238, Longitude: -85.6552     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kelly 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 Kelly 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 312.852 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.031 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.309 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 Kelly, 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 Kelly.



 
 
 

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