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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Knowlton 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 Knowlton 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 Knowlton once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Knowlton to:

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Knowlton to Clayton, with an average speed<3> 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 65 miles [104.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,562 miles [10,560.5 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 7,260 miles [11,683.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Knowlton ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Knowlton.

While the name Knowlton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Desha County

Our profile page for Knowlton, Desha County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the West Northwest

Iowa

Ringgold County

Our profile page for Knowlton, Ringgold County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the Northwest

Kentucky

Powell County

Our profile page for Knowlton, Powell County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North

Louisiana

Iberville Parish

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

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Montana

Custer County

Our profile page for Knowlton, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,448 miles [2,330.3 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Knowlton, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Stark County

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

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Knowlton, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the Northeast

Potter County

Our profile page for Knowlton, Potter County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Knowlton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Marathon County

Our profile page for Knowlton, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the North Northwest

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Knowlton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9107, Longitude: -85.2644     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Knowlton 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 Knowlton 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 312.666 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.898 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.041 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 Knowlton.



 
 
 

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