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Kings, Alabama
(Dallas County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Kings to Selma, 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 43 miles [69.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,622 miles [10,657.1 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 7,326 miles [11,790.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,204 miles [8,375 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kings ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Kings.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Kings. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 18 communities in the United States - with 20 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Marengo County

Our profile page for Kings, Marengo County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 32 miles [51.5 km] to the West

Walker County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Sevier County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Kings, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Kings, 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.

Illinois

Coles County

Our profile page for Kings, Coles County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the North

Ogle County

Our profile page for Kings, Ogle County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the North

Perry County

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

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Kansas

Labette County

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

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Kentucky

Madison County

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

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Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

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

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Mississippi

Warren County

Our profile page for Kings, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the West

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

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

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New York

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Kings, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Athens County

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

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Oregon

Linn County

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

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Pennsylvania

Elk County

Our profile page for Kings, 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.

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Kings, Greenville County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the Northeast

Pickens County

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

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Wisconsin

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Kings, 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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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 starting from Kings. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kings) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kings. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2026, Longitude: -86.9972     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kings 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 Kings 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 313.703 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.137 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.644 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 Kings, 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 Kings.



 
 
 

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