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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Lowe once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Lowe to:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lowe to Huntsville, with an average speed<3> 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 154 miles [247.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 597 miles [960.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,484 miles [10,435 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,196 miles [11,580.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Lowe ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Lowe.

While the name Lowe is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Lowe, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Lowe, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the East Northeast

Georgia

Macon County

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

Kansas

Chautauqua County

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

Elk County

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

Finney County

Our profile page for Lowe, Finney County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Lowe, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Robeson County

Our profile page for Lowe, Robeson County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Rutherford County

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

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Texas

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Lowe, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the West

Upshur County

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

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West Virginia

Mercer County

Our profile page for Lowe, Mercer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Lowe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Lowe. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lowe) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lowe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5868, Longitude: -86.4147     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lowe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Lowe to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.502 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.234 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.904 degrees.

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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 Lowe.



 
 
 

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