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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Nichols 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 Nichols to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Nichols once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Nichols to:

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Nichols to Centreville, with an average speed<3> 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 66 miles [106.2 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 about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,602 miles [10,624.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,310 miles [11,764.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,187 miles [8,347.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Nichols ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Nichols.

While the name Nichols is unique within Alabama, we know of another 27 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Polk County

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Nichols   [Map]
Distance: About 2,260 miles [3,637.1 km] to the Northwest

California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Nichols, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Nichols, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Polk County

Our profile page for Nichols, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Southeast

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Iowa

Muscatine County

Our profile page for Nichols, Muscatine County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Jefferson County

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

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Kentucky

Bullitt County

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

Hickman County

Our profile page for Nichols, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Nichols, Caddo Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the West

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Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Nichols, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Antrim County

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

Calhoun County

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

Keweenaw County

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

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Minnesota

Aitkin County

Our profile page for Nichols, Aitkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Leflore County

Our profile page for Nichols, Leflore County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Nichols, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Rosebud County

Our profile page for Nichols, Rosebud County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,387 miles [2,232.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

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

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Nichols, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the Northeast

Tioga County

Our profile page for Nichols, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Osage County

Our profile page for Nichols, Osage County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Douglas County

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

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South Carolina

Marion County

Our profile page for Nichols, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

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

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Texas

Karnes County

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

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Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Our profile page for Nichols, Outagamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the North

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About Bibb County

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The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Nichols, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Nichols. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nichols) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nichols. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8432, Longitude: -87.2522     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nichols have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Nichols to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.902 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.455 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.616 degrees.

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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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