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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Keystone to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 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 6,564 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 7,271 miles [11,701.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Keystone ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Keystone.

While the name Keystone is unique within Alabama, we know of another 44 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Marion County

Our profile page for Keystone, Marion County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the West Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Keystone, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,804 miles [2,903.3 km] to the West

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Keystone, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,908 miles [3,070.6 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Routt County

Our profile page for Keystone, Routt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km] to the West Northwest

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Keystone, San Miguel County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km] to the West Northwest

Summit County

Our profile page for Keystone, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Keystone, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Keystone, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the Southeast

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Indiana

Owen County

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

Wells County

Our profile page for Keystone, Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the North

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Iowa

Benton County

Our profile page for Keystone, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Acadia Parish

Our profile page for Keystone, Acadia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the West Southwest

Saint Martin Parish

Our profile page for Keystone, Saint Martin Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Grand Traverse County

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

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Minnesota

Polk County

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

Wright County

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

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Missouri

Clinton County

Our profile page for Keystone, Clinton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Northwest

Reynolds County

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

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Montana

Mineral County

Our profile page for Keystone, Mineral County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Douglas County

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

Keith County

Our profile page for Keystone, Keith County   [Map]
Distance: About 978 miles [1,573.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

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

Eureka County

Our profile page for Keystone, Eureka County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,703 miles [2,740.7 km] to the West Northwest

Nye County

Our profile page for Keystone, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,685 miles [2,711.7 km] to the West Northwest

White Pine County

Our profile page for Keystone, White Pine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,614 miles [2,597.5 km] to the West Northwest

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North Dakota

Dickey County

Our profile page for Keystone, Dickey County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the North Northwest

Richland County

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

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Ohio

Hocking County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Keystone, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Tulsa County

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

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Pennsylvania

Elk County

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

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Keystone, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the Northeast

Perry County

Our profile page for Keystone, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Keystone, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Keystone, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Pennington County

Our profile page for Keystone, Pennington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Washington County

Our profile page for Keystone, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Adams County

Our profile page for Keystone, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km] to the Northwest

Island County

Our profile page for Keystone, Island County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,111 miles [3,397.3 km] to the Northwest

Okanogan County

Our profile page for Keystone, Okanogan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,982 miles [3,189.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Keystone, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the Northeast

McDowell County

Our profile page for Keystone, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

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

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Wyoming

Albany County

Our profile page for Keystone, Albany County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,197 miles [1,926.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keystone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2679, Longitude: -86.8097     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Keystone 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 Keystone 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 313.665 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.24 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.353 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 Keystone, 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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