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Lindsey, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Lindsey to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,578 miles [10,586.3 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 7,276 miles [11,709.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,156 miles [8,297.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lindsey ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Lindsey.

While the name Lindsey is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the Northwest


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Southeast


Washington County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the East Northeast

Wilkinson County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Wilkinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the East Northeast

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Ottawa County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the Northwest

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Sandusky County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Sandusky County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the North

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mingo County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Mingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Wood County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lindsey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7582, Longitude: -85.4694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lindsey 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 Lindsey 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 312.775 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.002 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.15 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 Lindsey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lindsey.


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