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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Eutaw [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lewiston to Eutaw, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,625 miles [10,661.9 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 7,335 miles [11,804.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,211 miles [8,386.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lewiston ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Lewiston.

While the name Lewiston is unique within Alabama, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Trinity County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Trinity County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,978 miles [3,183.3 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Columbia County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the East

Wilkinson County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Wilkinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East

Hawaii

Hawaii County

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

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Idaho

Nez Perce County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Nez Perce County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,778 miles [2,861.4 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Jasper County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North

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Kansas

Cherokee County

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

Doniphan County

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

Nemaha County

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

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Lewiston, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the West Southwest

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Lewiston, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Androscoggin County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Androscoggin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Montmorency County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Montmorency County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Winona County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Winona County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Montgomery County

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

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Montana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Jefferson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Gage County

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

Pawnee County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Pawnee County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

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

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New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Bertie County

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

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Ohio

Hamilton County

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

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South Dakota

Sully County

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

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Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Spotsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Lewiston, 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

Columbia County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Fremont County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewiston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0410, Longitude: -88.0203     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lewiston 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 Lewiston 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 314.379 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.035 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.884 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 Lewiston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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