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Neely, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Neely to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,739 miles [10,845.4 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 7,441 miles [11,975.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,320 miles [8,561.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Neely ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Neely.

While the name Neely is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Yell County

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


Edgar County

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


Greene County

Our profile page for Neely, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 48 miles [77.2 km] to the Northwest

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Greenville County

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

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Madison County

Our profile page for Neely, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Neely. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Neely) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Neely. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7321, Longitude: -88.1003     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Neely 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 Neely 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 314.231 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.548 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.341 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Neely.


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