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Lisman, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Butler [Map], which is the Seat of Choctaw County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Lisman to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,678 miles [10,747.2 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 7,386 miles [11,886.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,262 miles [8,468.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lisman ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Lisman.

While the name Lisman is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kentucky

Webster County

Our profile page for Lisman, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the North

Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Lisman, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the North 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 starts in Lisman. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lisman) 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 Lisman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lisman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lisman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1717, Longitude: -88.2841     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lisman 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 Lisman 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 314.47 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.022 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.155 degrees.

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