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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Double Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Winston County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lynn to Double Springs, 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 139 miles [223.7 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 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,557 miles [10,552.5 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 7,270 miles [11,699.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,145 miles [8,280.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lynn ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Lynn.

While the name Lynn is unique within Alabama, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Lynn, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Lynn, Las Animas County   [Map]
Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Marion County

Our profile page for Lynn, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Decatur County

Our profile page for Lynn, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the Southeast

Tattnall County

Our profile page for Lynn, Tattnall County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Henry County

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

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Indiana

Randolph County

Our profile page for Lynn, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Lynn, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the Northeast

Pendleton County

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

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Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Lynn, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

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

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Nebraska

Morrill County

Our profile page for Lynn, Morrill County   [Map]
Distance: About 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Lynn, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Lynn, Colfax County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Steuben County

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

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North Carolina

Polk County

Our profile page for Lynn, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Lynn   [Map]
Distance: About 1,464 miles [2,356.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Marion County

Our profile page for Lynn, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Lynn, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the Northeast

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Lynn, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Lynn, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

King County

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

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Utah

Box Elder County

Our profile page for Lynn, Box Elder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km] to the West Northwest

Carbon County

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

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West Virginia

Mingo County

Our profile page for Lynn, Mingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Clark County

Our profile page for Lynn, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the North

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

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







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lynn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lynn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lynn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0548, Longitude: -87.5555     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lynn 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 Lynn 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 314.166 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.927 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.489 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 Lynn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lynn.



 
 
 

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