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Kimbrough, Alabama

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

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

  • Camden [Map], which is the Seat of Wilcox County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Kimbrough to Camden, 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 78 miles [125.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,654 miles [10,708.6 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 7,359 miles [11,843.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,237 miles [8,428.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kimbrough ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Kimbrough.

While the name Kimbrough is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Lincoln County

Our profile page for Kimbrough, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the West Northwest


Marion County

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


Webster County

Our profile page for Kimbrough, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the East

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Lea County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kimbrough. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0335, Longitude: -87.5653     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kimbrough 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 Kimbrough 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 314.028 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.49 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.898 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 Kimbrough, 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 Kimbrough.


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