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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from London to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 681 miles [1,096 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 6,579 miles [10,587.9 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 7,280 miles [11,716 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 London ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name London.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named London. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 24 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of London, we know of 8 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Conecuh County

Our profile page for London, Conecuh County   [Map]
Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the Southwest

Marengo County

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

Saint Clair County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Pope County

Our profile page for London, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the West Northwest

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for London, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,915 miles [3,081.9 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Park County

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

Indiana

Shelby County

Our profile page for London, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the North

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Kansas

Sumner County

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

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Kentucky

Laurel County

Our profile page for London, Laurel County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for London, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Freeborn County

Our profile page for London, Freeborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the North Northwest

Lake County

Our profile page for London, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km] to the North Northwest

Saint Louis County

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

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Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for London, Atchison County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Nemaha County

Our profile page for London, Nemaha County
This community is historic.
Although located in Nemaha County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for London, Darke County
This community is historic.
Although located in Darke County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Madison County

Our profile page for London, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North Northeast

Richland County

Our profile page for London, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for London   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for London, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,142 miles [3,447.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Mercer County

Our profile page for London, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

York County

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

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for London, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Kimble County

Our profile page for London, Kimble County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the West

Rusk County

Our profile page for London, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for London, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for London, Dane County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the North

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Belize   [Map]

Distance: About 997 miles [1,604.5 km] to the South

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,344 miles [6,991 km] to the Northeast

Equatorial Guinea   [Map]

Distance: About 6,471 miles [10,414.1 km] to the East

Finland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,765 miles [7,668.5 km] to the North Northeast

Kiribati   [Map]

Distance: About 5,060 miles [8,143.3 km] to the West

Nigeria   [Map]

Distance: About 6,110 miles [9,833.1 km] to the East

South Africa

- Limpopo   [Map]

Distance: About 8,630 miles [13,888.6 km] to the East

- Mpumalnga   [Map]

Distance: About 8,619 miles [13,870.9 km] to the East

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in London. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2732, Longitude: -86.0502     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for London 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 London 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 313.149 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.506 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.263 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 London, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for London.



 
 
 

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