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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Kirk to Carrollton, 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 112 miles [180.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,610 miles [10,637.8 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 7,321 miles [11,782 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,197 miles [8,363.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kirk ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Kirk.

While the name Kirk is unique within Alabama, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Saline County

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

Colorado

Arapahoe County

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

Yuma County

Our profile page for Kirk, Yuma County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Heard County

Our profile page for Kirk, Heard County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the East

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Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Kirk, Breckinridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

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

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Michigan

Newaygo County

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

Ottawa County

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

Van Buren County

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

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Kirk, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Dunklin County

Our profile page for Kirk, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Banner County

Our profile page for Kirk, Banner County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Banner County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Quay County

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

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Kirk, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Bottineau County

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

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Ohio

Mahoning County

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

Trumbull County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Kirk   [Map]
Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Klamath County

Our profile page for Kirk, Klamath County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km] to the West Northwest

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South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Kirk, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Fayette County

Our profile page for Kirk, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Bexar County

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

Limestone County

Our profile page for Kirk, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Mingo County

Our profile page for Kirk, Mingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the Northeast

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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 starts in Kirk. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kirk) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kirk. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2415, Longitude: -87.8875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kirk 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 Kirk 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 314.313 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.986 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.791 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 Kirk, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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