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Langdon, Alabama

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the North. If you could drive a straight line from Langdon to Centre, with an average speed<3>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.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving 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 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,519 miles [10,491.3 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 7,221 miles [11,621.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,100 miles [8,207.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Langdon ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Langdon.

While the name Langdon is unique within Alabama, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Our profile page for Langdon   [Map]
Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the Northwest


Meriwether County

Our profile page for Langdon, Meriwether County   [Map]
Distance: About 49 miles [78.9 km] to the East


Jackson County

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


Clay County

Our profile page for Langdon, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Crawford County

Our profile page for Langdon, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the West Northwest

Reno County

Our profile page for Langdon, Reno County   [Map]
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington County

Our profile page for Langdon, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Atchison County

Our profile page for Langdon, Atchison County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Langdon, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Langdon, Broome County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Rockingham County

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

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North Dakota

Cavalier County

Our profile page for Langdon, Cavalier County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Our profile page for Langdon   [Map]
Distance: About 1,104 miles [1,776.7 km] to the North

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Douglas County

Our profile page for Langdon, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,162 miles [3,479.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Erie County

Our profile page for Langdon, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the North Northeast

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Langdon, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the Northeast

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Langdon, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the Northeast

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Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Langdon, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,949 miles [3,136.6 km] to the 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 Langdon, 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 'point-to-point' distance from Langdon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Langdon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Langdon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0093, Longitude: -85.4547     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Langdon 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 Langdon 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 312.844 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.256 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.874 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 Langdon.


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