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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Kingman once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Kingman to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Kingman to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,519 miles [10,491.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,235 miles [11,643.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,110 miles [8,223.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Kingman ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Kingman.

While the name Kingman is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Alberta

Our profile page for Kingman   [Map]
Distance: About 1,757 miles [2,827.6 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Mohave County

Our profile page for Kingman, Mohave County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,493 miles [2,402.8 km] to the West

Illinois

Shelby County

Our profile page for Kingman, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the North

Indiana

Fountain County

Our profile page for Kingman, Fountain County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the North

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Kansas

Kingman County

Our profile page for Kingman, Kingman County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Kingman, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,254 miles [2,018.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Clinton County

Our profile page for Kingman, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Norfolk City

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

Portsmouth City

Our profile page for Kingman, Portsmouth City   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Kingman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Kingman. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kingman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8418, Longitude: -87.5484     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kingman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Kingman to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.208 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.084 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.317 degrees.

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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 Kingman.



 
 
 

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