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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Lawrence to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Lawrence to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lawrence to Centre, 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 136 miles [218.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,464 miles [10,402.8 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 7,172 miles [11,542.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,049 miles [8,125.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lawrence ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Lawrence.

While the name Lawrence is unique within Alabama, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Garland County

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

California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,040 miles [3,283.1 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the South Southeast

Illinois

McHenry County

Our profile page for Lawrence, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the North

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Iowa

Mills County

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

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Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Lawrence, 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.

Douglas County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

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

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 970 miles [1,561.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Mille Lacs County

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

Scott County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Monroe County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the West

Newton County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Nuckolls County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Nuckolls County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Mercer County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Nassau County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the Northeast

Queens County

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

Saint Lawrence County

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

Schuyler County

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

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North Carolina

Edgecombe County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Edgecombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the North Northeast

Stark County

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

Washington County

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

Wood County

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

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Oklahoma

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the North Northeast

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South Dakota

Beadle County

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

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Tennessee

Madison County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Kaufman County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Kaufman County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the West

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Utah

Emery County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Emery County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,123 miles [3,416.6 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Marquette County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawrence. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2323, Longitude: -85.5311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 312.953 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.551 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.626 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 Lawrence, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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