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New Town, Alabama
(Jackson County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From New Town 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 Town 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 Town to:

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from New Town to Scottsboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 176 miles [283.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 558 miles [898 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,446 miles [10,373.8 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 7,157 miles [11,518.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,033 miles [8,099.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Town ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name New Town.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named New Town. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States and Canada - with 23 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for New Town, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 106 miles [170.6 km] to the Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for New Town, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Carroll County

Our profile page for New Town, Carroll County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the West Northwest

Crawford County

Our profile page for New Town, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the West

Georgia

Gordon County

Our profile page for New Town, Gordon County   [Map]
Distance: About 56 miles [90.1 km] to the East Southeast

Wilkes County

Our profile page for New Town, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Coffey County

Our profile page for New Town, Coffey County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Coffey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Wicomico County

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

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for New Town, Middlesex County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for New Town, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the West Southwest

Tate County

Our profile page for New Town, Tate County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Mercer County

Our profile page for New Town, 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.

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North Carolina

Richmond County

Our profile page for New Town, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East

Scotland County

Our profile page for New Town, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Mountrail County

Our profile page for New Town, Mountrail County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for New Town
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for New Town, Guernsey County
This community is historic.
Although located in Guernsey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hocking County

Our profile page for New Town, Hocking County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for New Town, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Hardin County

Our profile page for New Town, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the West Northwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for New Town, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 67 miles [107.8 km] to the West Northwest

Maury County

Our profile page for New Town, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Norfolk City

Our profile page for New Town, Norfolk City   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the East Northeast

Radford City

Our profile page for New Town, Radford City   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 that begins in New Town. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Town) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Town. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8734, Longitude: -85.8175     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Town 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 Town 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 313.153 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.872 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.592 degrees.

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<7>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 Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Town.



 
 
 

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