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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Loretto to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Loretto to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Cullman [Map], which is the Seat of Cullman County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 124 miles [199.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Loretto 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 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 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 6,530 miles [10,509 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 7,241 miles [11,653.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Loretto ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Loretto.

While the name Loretto 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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California

Inyo County

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

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Loretto, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Livingston County

Our profile page for Loretto, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North

Kentucky

Marion County

Our profile page for Loretto, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Somerset County

Our profile page for Loretto, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Loretto, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Loretto, Hennepin County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Boone County

Our profile page for Loretto, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the Northwest

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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Distance: About 1,736 miles [2,793.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

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

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Cambria County

Our profile page for Loretto, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Loretto, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 75 miles [120.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Virginia

Essex County

Our profile page for Loretto, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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 in Loretto. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Loretto) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loretto. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0687, Longitude: -86.9161     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Loretto 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 Loretto 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 313.778 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.481 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.224 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 Loretto, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Loretto.



 
 
 

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