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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Lane to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 599 miles [964 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 6,490 miles [10,444.6 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 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lane ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Lane.

While the name Lane is unique within Alabama, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

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

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Lane, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,956 miles [3,147.9 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Duval County

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

Idaho

Kootenai County

Our profile page for Lane, Kootenai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,807 miles [2,908.1 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

De Witt County

Our profile page for Lane, De Witt County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Douglas County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Lane, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Wolfe County

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

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Lane, Caddo Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the West

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Michigan

Ogemaw County

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

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Missouri

Barton County

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

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Nebraska

Douglas County

Our profile page for Lane, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Genesee County

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

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Lane, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the East

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Ohio

Lake County

Our profile page for Lane, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Atoka County

Our profile page for Lane, Atoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the West

Tulsa County

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

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

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

Butler County

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

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South Carolina

Williamsburg County

Our profile page for Lane, Williamsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Jerauld County

Our profile page for Lane, Jerauld County   [Map]
Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Dyer County

Our profile page for Lane, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Hartley County

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

Hunt County

Our profile page for Lane, Hunt County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Lane, Wyoming County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wyoming 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 Lane. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lane. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3181, Longitude: -86.2403     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lane 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 Lane 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 313.383 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.059 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.893 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 Lane, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lane.



 
 
 

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