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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Long Island to Scottsboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 547 miles [880.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 31 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,435 miles [10,356.1 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 7,147 miles [11,502 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,023 miles [8,083.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Long Island ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Long Island.

While the name Long Island is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

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

Kansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Long Island, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the West Northwest

Maine

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Long Island, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km] to the Northeast

Hancock County

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

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Massachusetts

Suffolk County

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

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New Hampshire

Carroll County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Long Island   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,815 miles [2,921 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Catawba County

Our profile page for Long Island, Catawba County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Long Island   [Map]
Distance: About 1,526 miles [2,455.9 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Long Island, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Campbell County

Our profile page for Long Island, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East 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 beginning in Long Island. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Long Island) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9737, Longitude: -85.6711     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Long Island 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 Long Island 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 313.069 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.789 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.508 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 Long Island, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Long Island.



 
 
 

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