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Marengo, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Marengo to Linden, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,664 miles [10,724.7 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 7,370 miles [11,860.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,247 miles [8,444.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Marengo ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Marengo.

While the name Marengo is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Los Angeles County

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

Illinois

McHenry County

Our profile page for Marengo, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the North

Indiana

Crawford County

Our profile page for Marengo, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the North

Iowa

Iowa County

Our profile page for Marengo, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Sumner County

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

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Marengo, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Nebraska

Hayes County

Our profile page for Marengo, Hayes County   [Map]
Distance: About 937 miles [1,508 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Wayne County

Our profile page for Marengo, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Lucas County

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

Morrow County

Our profile page for Marengo, Morrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Marengo, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Marengo   [Map]
Distance: About 1,740 miles [2,800.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Hawkins County

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

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Virginia

Mecklenburg County

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

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Washington

Adams County

Our profile page for Marengo, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,900 miles [3,057.8 km] to the Northwest

Columbia County

Our profile page for Marengo, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Ashland County

Our profile page for Marengo, Ashland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the North

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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 that starts in Marengo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Marengo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marengo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0571, Longitude: -87.8142     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marengo 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 Marengo 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 314.178 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.668 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.991 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 Marengo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Marengo.



 
 
 

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