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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Leesburg to ...

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Leesburg 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 583 miles [938.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 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 6,477 miles [10,423.7 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 7,185 miles [11,563.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,062 miles [8,146.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Leesburg ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Leesburg.

While the name Leesburg is unique within Alabama, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Lake County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Lee County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the South Southeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the South Southeast

Idaho

Lemhi County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Lemhi County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,675 miles [2,695.7 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Allen County

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

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the North

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Kansas

Stafford County

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

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Kentucky

Harrison County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Iberia Parish

Our profile page for Leesburg, Iberia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Saint Joseph County

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

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Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the West Southwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Leesburg, 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.

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New Jersey

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Cumberland County

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

Mercer County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Washington County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Camp County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Camp County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West

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Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the Northeast

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Leesburg: www.leesburg-al.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Leesburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leesburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leesburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1838, Longitude: -85.7753     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leesburg 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 Leesburg 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 313.097 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.71 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.736 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 Leesburg.



 
 
 

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