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Nash, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Nash once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Nash to:

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Nash to Gadsden, with an average speed<3> 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 614 miles [988.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,507 miles [10,472 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,216 miles [11,613 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,092 miles [8,194.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Nash ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Nash.

While the name Nash is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Nash, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the South Southeast


Hendricks County

Our profile page for Nash, Hendricks County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the North


Edmonson County

Our profile page for Nash, Edmonson County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the North


Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Nash, Jackson Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Cape Girardeau County

Our profile page for Nash, Cape Girardeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the Northwest

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Walsh County

Our profile page for Nash, Walsh County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Grant County

Our profile page for Nash, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Putnam County

Our profile page for Nash, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Bowie County

Our profile page for Nash, Bowie County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West

Ellis County

Our profile page for Nash, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the West

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Nash, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,473 miles [2,370.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Chesterfield County

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

Nelson County

Our profile page for Nash, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the Northeast

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Bayfield County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Nash, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Nash. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nash) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nash. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9879, Longitude: -86.2736     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nash have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Nash to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.386 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.017 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.981 degrees.

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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 Nash.


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