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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From New Home 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 New Home 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 Home to:

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from New Home to Oneonta, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 117 miles [188.3 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 615 miles [989.7 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,508 miles [10,473.6 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 7,217 miles [11,614.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,093 miles [8,196.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Home ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name New Home.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named New Home. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 10 communities in the United States - with 11 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for New Home, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Walton County

Our profile page for New Home, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the South

Georgia

Dade County

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

Michigan

Houghton County

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

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Missouri

Bates County

Our profile page for New Home, Bates County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for New Home, Burke County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the East Northeast

Cleveland County

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

Surry County

Our profile page for New Home, Surry County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Hays County

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

Lynn County

Our profile page for New Home, Lynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the West

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.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 beginning in New Home. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Home) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Home. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0529, Longitude: -86.3630     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Home 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 Home 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 313.443 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.092 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.003 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 Home, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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