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Lester, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Lester to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 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 606 miles [975.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,500 miles [10,460.7 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 7,209 miles [11,601.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,085 miles [8,183.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lester ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Lester.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Lester. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States - with 23 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Lester, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the West Northwest

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Lester, Ouachita County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the West

Colorado

Huerfano County

Our profile page for Lester, Huerfano County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Lester, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the East Southeast

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Lester, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Marion County

Our profile page for Lester, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Greene County

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

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Iowa

Black Hawk County

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

Lyon County

Our profile page for Lester, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Logan County

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

Scott County

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

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Michigan

Branch County

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

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Minnesota

Rice County

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

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Nebraska

Webster County

Our profile page for Lester, Webster County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Webster County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Lester, Broome County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Lester, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Medina County

Our profile page for Lester, Medina County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Lester, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Lester, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the East

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Lester, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Lester, King County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,043 miles [3,287.9 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Lester, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the Northeast

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Etowah County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9993, Longitude: -86.1211     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lester 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 Lester 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 313.295 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.913 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.917 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 Lester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lester.



 
 
 

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