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Marietta, Alabama
(Escambia County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Brewton [Map], which is the Seat of Escambia County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Marietta to Brewton, 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 88 miles [141.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). 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 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 6,663 miles [10,723.1 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 7,362 miles [11,848 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,242 miles [8,436.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Marietta ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Marietta.

While the name Marietta is unique within Alabama, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Marietta, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Marietta, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Marietta, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the North Northeast

Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Marietta, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Shelby County

Our profile page for Marietta, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the North

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Iowa

Marshall County

Our profile page for Marietta, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Marshall County

Our profile page for Marietta, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the Northwest

Reno County

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

Saline County

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

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Minnesota

Lac qui Parle County

Our profile page for Marietta, Lac qui Parle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Prentiss County

Our profile page for Marietta, Prentiss County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Holt County

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

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Nevada

Mineral County

Our profile page for Marietta, Mineral County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,847 miles [2,972.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Marietta, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Robeson County

Our profile page for Marietta, Robeson County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Marietta, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Adair County

Our profile page for Marietta, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the Northwest

Love County

Our profile page for Marietta, Love County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Marietta, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Marietta, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Fall River County

Our profile page for Marietta, Fall River County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Marietta, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Marietta, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,221 miles [3,574.4 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marietta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1410, Longitude: -86.7772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marietta 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 Marietta 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 313.49 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.744 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.766 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 Marietta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Marietta.



 
 
 

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