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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from New Castle to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,544 miles [10,531.5 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 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,129 miles [8,254.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Castle ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name New Castle.

While the name New Castle is unique within Alabama, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Colorado

Garfield County

Our profile page for New Castle, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,217 miles [1,958.6 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for New Castle, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Northeast

Illinois

Saline County

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

Tazewell County

Our profile page for New Castle, Tazewell County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Henry County

Our profile page for New Castle, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Henry County

Our profile page for New Castle, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Missouri

Gentry County

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

Johnson County

Our profile page for New Castle, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for New Castle, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Westchester County

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

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North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for New Castle, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for New Castle, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northeast

Coshocton County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for New Castle, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for New Castle, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for New Castle, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the North Northeast

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for New Castle, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the Northeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for New Castle, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,462 miles [2,352.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Craig County

Our profile page for New Castle, Craig County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Castle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6490, Longitude: -86.7686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Castle 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 New Castle 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 313.664 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.291 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.255 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 New Castle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Castle.



 
 
 

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