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Kirkland, Alabama
(Escambia County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Brewton [Map], which is the Seat of Escambia County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Kirkland to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,672 miles [10,737.5 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 7,372 miles [11,864.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,251 miles [8,450.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kirkland ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Kirkland.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Kirkland. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 21 communities in the United States and Canada - 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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Kirkland, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km] to the West Northwest

Arkansas

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Kirkland, Ouachita County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Kirkland, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Marion County

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

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Georgia

Atkinson County

Our profile page for Kirkland, Atkinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East

Coffee County

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

Jeff Davis County

Our profile page for Kirkland, Jeff Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the East

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Illinois

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Kirkland, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Washington County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Kirkland   [Map]
Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Kirkland, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Cabarrus County

Our profile page for Kirkland, Cabarrus County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the Northeast

New Hanover County

Our profile page for Kirkland, New Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Kirkland, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

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

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South Carolina

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Kirkland, Kershaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Kirkland, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the North

Williamson County

Our profile page for Kirkland, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the North

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Texas

Childress County

Our profile page for Kirkland, Childress County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Kirkland, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,166 miles [3,485.8 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Sauk County

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kirkland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kirkland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1885, Longitude: -87.0305     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kirkland 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 Kirkland 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 313.642 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.927 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.852 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 Kirkland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kirkland.



 
 
 

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