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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from LaFayette to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,522 miles [10,496.1 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 7,224 miles [11,625.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named LaFayette ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name LaFayette.

While the name LaFayette is unique within Alabama, we know of another 38 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,081 miles [3,349 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,195 miles [1,923.2 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Leon County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Leon County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Walker County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the North

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Illinois

Randolph County

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

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Indiana

Tippecanoe County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Tippecanoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the North Northwest

Louisa County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Louisa County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Doniphan County

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

Stevens County

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

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Kentucky

Christian County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Lafayette Parish

Our profile page for LaFayette, Lafayette Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the West Southwest

Orleans Parish

Our profile page for LaFayette, Orleans Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for LaFayette, 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

Gratiot County

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

Kent County

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

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Minnesota

Nicollet County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Nicollet County   [Map]
Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Clinton County

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

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New Jersey

Sussex County

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Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

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

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Ohio

Allen County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the North

Hancock County

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

Holmes County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the North Northeast

Medina County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Medina County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Haskell County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Haskell County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Yamhill County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Yamhill County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,169 miles [3,490.7 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

McKean County

Our profile page for LaFayette, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Macon County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the North

Putnam County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the North

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Texas

Lamar County

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

Upshur County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the West

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Virginia

Montgomery County

Our profile page for LaFayette, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the Northeast

Orange County

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

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West Virginia

Our profile page for LaFayette
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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The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from LaFayette. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- LaFayette) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for LaFayette. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LaFayette

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in LaFayette. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8998, Longitude: -85.4013     [Map].

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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 LaFayette 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 312.807 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.197 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.878 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 LaFayette, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for LaFayette.



 
 
 

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