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New Sharon, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From New Sharon 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 Sharon 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 Sharon to:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from New Sharon to Huntsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 180 miles [289.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 595 miles [957.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,477 miles [10,423.7 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 7,190 miles [11,571.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,066 miles [8,152.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Sharon ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name New Sharon.

While the name New Sharon is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Mahaska County

Our profile page for New Sharon, Mahaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the Northwest


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


Franklin County

Our profile page for New Sharon, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km] to the Northeast

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Gloucester County

Our profile page for New Sharon, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the East Northeast

Mercer County

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

Monmouth County

Our profile page for New Sharon, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Sharon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9473, Longitude: -86.6417     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Sharon 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 Sharon 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 313.658 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.464 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.915 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 New Sharon.


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