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Lyon, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Lyon 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 Lyon 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 Lyon once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Lyon to:

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lyon to Linden, 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 74 miles [119.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,637 miles [10,681.2 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 7,344 miles [11,819 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,221 miles [8,402.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Lyon ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Lyon.

While the name Lyon is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Michigan

Oakland County

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

Mississippi

Coahoma County

Our profile page for Lyon, Coahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the Northwest

Missouri

Clinton County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Lyon, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Garden County

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

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Texas

Grayson County

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

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West Virginia

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

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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 Lyon, 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 that stretches from Lyon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lyon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lyon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3651, Longitude: -87.5436     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lyon 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 Lyon 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 314.041 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.551 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.826 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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