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New Lexington, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From New Lexington 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 New Lexington 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 Lexington to:

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from New Lexington to Tuscaloosa, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,585 miles [10,597.5 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 7,296 miles [11,741.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,172 miles [8,323.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Lexington ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name New Lexington.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kansas

Wabaunsee County

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

Ohio

Knox County

Our profile page for New Lexington, Knox County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Knox County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Perry County

Our profile page for New Lexington, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the North Northeast

Preble County

Our profile page for New Lexington, Preble County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Somerset County

Our profile page for New Lexington, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in New Lexington. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Lexington) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Lexington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5623, Longitude: -87.6575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Lexington 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 Lexington 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 314.196 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.895 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.633 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 Lexington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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