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Marigold, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Marigold to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 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 6,552 miles [10,544.4 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 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Marigold ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Marigold.

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

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

British Columbia

Our profile page for Marigold   [Map]
Distance: About 2,099 miles [3,378 km] to the Northwest


San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Marigold, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,706 miles [2,745.5 km] to the West

Yuba County

Our profile page for Marigold, Yuba County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,916 miles [3,083.5 km] to the West Northwest


Teller County

Our profile page for Marigold, Teller County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Randolph County

Our profile page for Marigold, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Meade County

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

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Marquette County

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marigold. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9382, Longitude: -87.3150     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marigold 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 Marigold 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 314.012 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.734 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.415 degrees.

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<7>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 Marigold, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Marigold.


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