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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Leonard 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 130 miles [209.2 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 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 585 miles [941.5 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 6,478 miles [10,425.3 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 7,187 miles [11,566.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,063 miles [8,148.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Leonard ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Leonard.

While the name Leonard is unique within Alabama, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Clay County

Our profile page for Leonard, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the West Northwest

California

Lassen County

Our profile page for Leonard, Lassen County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the West Northwest

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for Leonard, Santa Cruz County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,020 miles [3,250.9 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Leonard, San Miguel County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,262 miles [2,031 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Leonard, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Iroquois County

Our profile page for Leonard, Iroquois County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Taylor County

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

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Kansas

Sherman County

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

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Kentucky

Harlan County

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

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Leonard, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Clearwater County

Our profile page for Leonard, Clearwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Shelby County

Our profile page for Leonard, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Madison County

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

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North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Leonard, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Tulsa County

Our profile page for Leonard, Tulsa County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Leonard   [Map]
Distance: About 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Chester County

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

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Leonard, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Clay County

Our profile page for Leonard, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the North

Sullivan County

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

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Texas

Fannin County

Our profile page for Leonard, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the West

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Virginia

Washington County

Our profile page for Leonard, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Leonard, Greenbrier County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the Northeast

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leonard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2076, Longitude: -85.8302     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leonard 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 Leonard 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 313.131 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.753 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.752 degrees.

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<7>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 Leonard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Leonard.



 
 
 

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