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New Prospect, Alabama
(Hale County)

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Introduction ...

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How Far From New Prospect 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 Prospect 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 Prospect to:

  • Greensboro [Map], which is the Seat of Hale County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from New Prospect to Greensboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,623 miles [10,658.7 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 7,332 miles [11,799.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,208 miles [8,381.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Prospect ...

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

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named New Prospect. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 10 communities in the United States and Canada - with 9 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

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Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Choctaw County

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

North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for New Prospect, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East Northeast

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for New Prospect   [Map]
Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the Northeast


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

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for New Prospect, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for New Prospect, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the North

Union County

Our profile page for New Prospect, Union County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the Northeast

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Rusk County

Our profile page for New Prospect, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the West

Shelby County

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

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Fond du Lac County

Our profile page for New Prospect, Fond du Lac County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Prospect. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8399, Longitude: -87.7364     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Prospect 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 Prospect 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 314.193 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.792 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.81 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 Prospect, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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