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Lomax, Alabama

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

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

  • Clanton [Map], which is the Seat of Chilton County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Lomax to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 679 miles [1,092.7 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 6,576 miles [10,583 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 7,282 miles [11,719.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,159 miles [8,302.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lomax ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Lomax.

While the name Lomax is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Henderson County

Our profile page for Lomax, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the North Northwest


Starke County

Our profile page for Lomax, Starke County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North


Custer County

Our profile page for Lomax, Custer County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Custer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Lomax, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the Northeast

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Harris County

Our profile page for Lomax, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the West Southwest

Howard County

Our profile page for Lomax, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the West

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Scott County

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

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West Virginia

McDowell County

Our profile page for Lomax, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lomax. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8790, Longitude: -86.6608     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lomax 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 Lomax 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 313.551 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.054 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.375 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 Lomax, 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 Lomax.


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