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Linton, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Linton to Birmingham, 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 most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,536 miles [10,518.7 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 7,246 miles [11,661.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Linton ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Linton.

While the name Linton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Linton, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Greene County

Our profile page for Linton, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the North

Iowa

Des Moines County

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

Kansas

Linn County

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

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Kentucky

Trigg County

Our profile page for Linton, Trigg County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Linton, Bossier Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the West

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Mississippi

Clarke County

Our profile page for Linton, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Southwest

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North Dakota

Emmons County

Our profile page for Linton, Emmons County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Columbiana County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Linton, 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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Ontario

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Linton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Linton, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the North

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Linton, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Linton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8334, Longitude: -86.8014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Linton 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 Linton 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 313.695 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.352 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.229 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 Linton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Linton.



 
 
 

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