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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Kent to Wetumpka, 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,558 miles [10,554.1 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 7,261 miles [11,685.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kent ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Kent.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Kent. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 46 communities in the United States and Canada - with 44 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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Arkansas

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Kent, Ouachita County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Kent
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Sutter County

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

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Kent, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Nassau County

Our profile page for Kent, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Long County

Our profile page for Kent, Long County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East

Montgomery County

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

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Illinois

Stephenson County

Our profile page for Kent, Stephenson County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Kent, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Union County

Our profile page for Kent, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Geary County

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

Reno County

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

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Kentucky

Letcher County

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

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Kent, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the West

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

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

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Michigan

Oakland County

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

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Minnesota

Lyon County

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

Wilkin County

Our profile page for Kent, Wilkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Crawford County

Our profile page for Kent, Crawford County
Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Franklin County

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

Newton County

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

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Nebraska

Loup County

Our profile page for Kent, Loup County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the Northwest

Nance County

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

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Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Kent, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Warren County

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

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

Our profile page for Kent, Dona Ana County
This community is historic.
Although located in Dona Ana County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Orleans County

Our profile page for Kent, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the North Northeast

Saratoga County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Kent
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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Ohio

Portage County

Our profile page for Kent, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Kent, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Kent   [Map]
Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Sherman County

Our profile page for Kent, Sherman County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

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

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Kent, Providence County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Georgetown County

Our profile page for Kent, Georgetown County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Hamlin County

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

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Tennessee

Robertson County

Our profile page for Kent, Robertson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the North

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Texas

Bosque County

Our profile page for Kent, Bosque County
This community is historic.
Although located in Bosque County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Culberson County

Our profile page for Kent, Culberson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the West

El Paso County

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

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Virginia

Pittsylvania County

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

Wythe County

Our profile page for Kent, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Kent, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,146 miles [3,453.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Marshall County

Our profile page for Kent, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Langlade County

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

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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







Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kent. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6190, Longitude: -85.9486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kent 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 Kent 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 313.112 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.51 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.151 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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<8>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 Kent, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kent.



 
 
 

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