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Lime Kiln, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Lime Kiln to Tuscumbia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 195 miles [313.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,542 miles [10,528.3 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lime Kiln ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Lime Kiln.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

California

Tulare County

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

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Lime Kiln, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the East Northeast

New York

Wayne County

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Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the Northeast

Quebec

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Distance: About 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lime Kiln. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7651, Longitude: -88.0392     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lime Kiln 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 Lime Kiln 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 314.506 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.418 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.54 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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