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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Marion to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,615 miles [10,645.8 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 7,322 miles [11,783.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,199 miles [8,367 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Marion ...

We have found 51 communities that share the name Marion.

While the name Marion is unique within Alabama, we know of another 51 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Marion, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Garfield County

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

Gunnison County

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

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Marion, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Marion, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Marion, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the East Northeast

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Marion, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the Northeast

Lowndes County

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

Twiggs County

Our profile page for Marion, Twiggs County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the East

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Idaho

Cassia County

Our profile page for Marion, Cassia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,594 miles [2,565.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Edwards County

Our profile page for Marion, Edwards County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the North

Williamson County

Our profile page for Marion, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Grant County

Our profile page for Marion, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North

Shelby County

Our profile page for Marion, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the North

Sullivan County

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

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Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for Marion, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Marion County

Our profile page for Marion, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Marion, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Union Parish

Our profile page for Marion, Union Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West

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Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Marion, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Somerset County

Our profile page for Marion, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Marion, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Oakland County

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

Osceola County

Our profile page for Marion, Osceola County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the North

Otsego County

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

Sanilac County

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

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Minnesota

Olmsted County

Our profile page for Marion, Olmsted County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Marion, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 78 miles [125.5 km] to the West

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Missouri

Cole County

Our profile page for Marion, Cole County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Flathead County

Our profile page for Marion, Flathead County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Red Willow County

Our profile page for Marion, Red Willow County   [Map]
Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Hudson County

Our profile page for Marion, Hudson County   [Map]
Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Sierra County

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

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New York

Wayne County

Our profile page for Marion, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

McDowell County

Our profile page for Marion, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

LaMoure County

Our profile page for Marion, LaMoure County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,126 miles [1,812.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Hancock County

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Marion, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Marion, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,073 miles [3,336.2 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Marion, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Marion County

Our profile page for Marion, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Turner County

Our profile page for Marion, Turner County   [Map]
Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Marion, Claiborne County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Marion, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the North

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Texas

Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Marion, Guadalupe County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Summit County

Our profile page for Marion, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,433 miles [2,306.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Smyth County

Our profile page for Marion, Smyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Pierce County

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

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West Virginia

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Marion, Wetzel County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Waupaca County

Our profile page for Marion, Waupaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the North

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

The official website for Perry County: www.perrycounty-al.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Marion. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Marion) 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 Marion. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Marion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6318, Longitude: -87.3172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marion 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 Marion 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 313.925 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.454 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.684 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 Marion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Marion.



 
 
 

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