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Lewis, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Ozark [Map], which is the Seat of Dale County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lewis to Ozark, 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 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,594 miles [10,612 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 7,290 miles [11,732.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,171 miles [8,321.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lewis ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Lewis.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Lewis. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 37 communities in the United States and Canada - with 39 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Pike County

Our profile page for Lewis, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 41 miles [66 km] to the Northwest

Shelby County

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

Talladega County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Lewis, Drew County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the West Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Lewis, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the West Northwest

California

Mariposa County

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

Yuba County

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

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Colorado

Montezuma County

Our profile page for Lewis, Montezuma County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Liberty County

Our profile page for Lewis, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Screven County

Our profile page for Lewis, Screven County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Indiana

Vigo County

Our profile page for Lewis, Vigo County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Cass County

Our profile page for Lewis, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Edwards County

Our profile page for Lewis, Edwards County   [Map]
Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Daviess County

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

Harlan County

Our profile page for Lewis, 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.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Lewis, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Lewis   [Map]
Distance: About 1,387 miles [2,232.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Frederick County

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

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Michigan

Mackinac County

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

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Mississippi

Jackson County

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

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Missouri

Henry County

Our profile page for Lewis, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Jefferson County

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

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Nevada

Lander County

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

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New Mexico

Curry County

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

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New York

Essex County

Our profile page for Lewis, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the North Northeast

Livingston County

Our profile page for Lewis, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Granville County

Our profile page for Lewis, Granville County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

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

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Ohio

Brown County

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

Morgan County

Our profile page for Lewis, Morgan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the North Northeast

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Lewis, Muskingum County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Wallowa County

Our profile page for Lewis, Wallowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,953 miles [3,143 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

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South Carolina

Chester County

Our profile page for Lewis, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Lewis County

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

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Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Lewis, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km] to the West

Robertson County

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

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Utah

Utah County

Our profile page for Lewis, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,580 miles [2,542.8 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

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Wisconsin

Polk County

Our profile page for Lewis, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Dale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4099, Longitude: -85.4674     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lewis 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 Lewis 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 312.75 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.925 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.222 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 Lewis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lewis.



 
 
 

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