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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Martin to Selma, 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 60 miles [96.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,630 miles [10,670 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 7,335 miles [11,804.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,213 miles [8,389.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Martin ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Martin.

While the name Martin is unique within Alabama, we know of another 48 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Martin, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Northwest

Woodruff County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Martin, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the Southeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Martin, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Stephens County

Our profile page for Martin, Stephens County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Butte County

Our profile page for Martin, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,616 miles [2,600.7 km] to the Northwest

Cassia County

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

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Illinois

Mercer County

Our profile page for Martin, Mercer County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Martin, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the North

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Kansas

Ellis County

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

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Kentucky

Floyd County

Our profile page for Martin, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the North Northeast

Lewis County

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

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Martin, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the Southwest

Red River Parish

Our profile page for Martin, Red River Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the West

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Maine

Aroostook County

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

Knox County

Our profile page for Martin, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,259 miles [2,026.2 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Martin, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Martin, Allegan County   [Map]
Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the North

Marquette County

Our profile page for Martin, 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.

Saint Clair County

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

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Mississippi

Claiborne County

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

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Martin, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the West

Pike County

Our profile page for Martin, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Montana

Garfield County

Our profile page for Martin, Garfield County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,474 miles [2,372.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Chase County

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

Keith County

Our profile page for Martin, Keith County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Washoe County

Our profile page for Martin, Washoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,877 miles [3,020.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Martin, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Martin, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Martin, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the Northeast

Yadkin County

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

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North Dakota

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Martin, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,263 miles [2,032.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Martin, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Muskogee County

Our profile page for Martin, Muskogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Martin   [Map]
Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Martin, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

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

York County

Our profile page for Martin, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Martin   [Map]
Distance: About 1,589 miles [2,557.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Allendale County

Our profile page for Martin, Allendale County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Bennett County

Our profile page for Martin, Bennett County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Weakley County

Our profile page for Martin, Weakley County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Martin, Angelina County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the West

Panola County

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

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Utah

Carbon County

Our profile page for Martin, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Kittitas County

Our profile page for Martin, Kittitas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,055 miles [3,307.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Grant County

Our profile page for Martin, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Green County

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3129, Longitude: -87.3061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Martin 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 Martin 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 313.895 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.375 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.743 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 Martin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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