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Lupton, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lupton to Jasper, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 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 7,268 miles [11,696.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,144 miles [8,278.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lupton ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Lupton.

While the name Lupton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Apache County

Our profile page for Lupton, Apache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,231 miles [1,981.1 km] to the West


Weld County

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


Harlan County

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


Ogemaw County

Our profile page for Lupton, Ogemaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Carteret County

Our profile page for Lupton, Carteret County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the East

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Anderson County

Our profile page for Lupton, Anderson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Anderson 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Lupton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lupton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lupton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9362, Longitude: -87.3972     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lupton 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 Lupton 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 314.062 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.791 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.449 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 Lupton.


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