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Lott, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Lott to ...

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lott to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 157 miles [252.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,742 miles [10,850.2 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 7,444 miles [11,980 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,323 miles [8,566.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lott ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Lott.

While the name Lott is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Barton County

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


Alcona County

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


Falls County

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Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the West

Washington County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lott. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8113, Longitude: -88.2514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lott 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 Lott 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 314.328 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.672 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.385 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lott.


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