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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Maynard to Fort Payne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 141 miles [226.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 580 miles [933.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,472 miles [10,415.7 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 7,182 miles [11,558.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,058 miles [8,140.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Maynard ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Maynard.

While the name Maynard 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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Arkansas

Randolph County

Our profile page for Maynard, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Monroe County

Our profile page for Maynard, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the Southeast

Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Maynard, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the North

Iowa

Fayette County

Our profile page for Maynard, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Doniphan County

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

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Kentucky

Allen County

Our profile page for Maynard, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the North

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Maynard, Lawrence County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the Northeast

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Maynard, 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.

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

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

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Maynard, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Maynard, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the North Northwest

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Maynard, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Maynard, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Maynard   [Map]
Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Pickens County

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

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Texas

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Maynard, San Jacinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Maynard, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km] to the Northwest

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The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.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 Maynard. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Maynard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maynard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3759, Longitude: -85.8811     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Maynard 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 Maynard 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 313.169 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.821 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.734 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 Maynard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Maynard.



 
 
 

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