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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lillian to Bay Minette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,726 miles [10,824.4 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 7,424 miles [11,947.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,305 miles [8,537.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lillian ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Lillian.

While the name Lillian is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Mississippi

Scott County

Our profile page for Lillian, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the Northwest

Nebraska

Custer County

Our profile page for Lillian, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the Northwest

Texas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Lillian, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the West Northwest

West Virginia

Barbour County

Our profile page for Lillian, Barbour County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the North Northeast

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The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Lillian. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lillian) 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 Lillian. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lillian

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lillian. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4130, Longitude: -87.4369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lillian 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 Lillian 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 313.811 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.017 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.146 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 Lillian, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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