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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Lamar 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 5 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 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,498 miles [10,457.5 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 7,202 miles [11,590.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,080 miles [8,175.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lamar ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Lamar.

While the name Lamar is unique within Alabama, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Lamar, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Prowers County

Our profile page for Lamar, Prowers County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Baker County

Our profile page for Lamar, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the South Southeast

Sumter County

Our profile page for Lamar, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the Southeast

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Indiana

Spencer County

Our profile page for Lamar, Spencer County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Lamar, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Franklin Parish

Our profile page for Lamar, Franklin Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the West

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Michigan

Kent County

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

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Mississippi

Benton County

Our profile page for Lamar, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Barton County

Our profile page for Lamar, Barton County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Chase County

Our profile page for Lamar, Chase County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Alleghany County

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

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Oklahoma

Hughes County

Our profile page for Lamar, Hughes County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clinton County

Our profile page for Lamar, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Lamar, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Rutherford County

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

Shelby County

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

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Texas

Aransas County

Our profile page for Lamar, Aransas County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the West Southwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Lamar, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the West

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Lamar, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,948 miles [3,135 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Mercer County

Our profile page for Lamar, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Polk County

Our profile page for Lamar, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 beginning in Lamar. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lamar) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lamar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3968, Longitude: -85.3952     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lamar 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 Lamar 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 312.83 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.293 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.764 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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