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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lathrop to Carrollton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,608 miles [10,634.5 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 7,319 miles [11,778.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,195 miles [8,360.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lathrop ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Lathrop.

While the name Lathrop is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Lathrop, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,883 miles [3,030.4 km] to the West Northwest

Michigan

Delta County

Our profile page for Lathrop, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the North

Missouri

Clinton County

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Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Northwest

Ohio

Morgan County

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Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Susquehanna County

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

Tioga County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lathrop. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3710, Longitude: -87.9922     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lathrop 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 Lathrop 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 314.386 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.089 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.808 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lathrop.



 
 
 

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