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Norman, Alabama
(Perry County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Norman to:

  • Marion [Map], which is the Seat of Perry County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Norman to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,618 miles [10,650.6 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 7,324 miles [11,786.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,201 miles [8,370.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Norman ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Norman.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Norman. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States and Canada - with 21 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Calhoun County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Norman, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the West Northwest

California

Glenn County

Our profile page for Norman, Glenn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,992 miles [3,205.8 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Norman, Hernando County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Elbert County

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

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Norman, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Indiana

Jackson County

Our profile page for Norman, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the North

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Iowa

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Norman, Winnebago County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Phillips County

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

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Norman   [Map]
Distance: About 1,383 miles [2,225.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Phelps County

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

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Nebraska

Kearney County

Our profile page for Norman, Kearney County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Richmond County

Our profile page for Norman, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Norman, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Norman, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Norman   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Norman, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Williamson County

Our profile page for Norman, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the West

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Virginia

Culpeper County

Our profile page for Norman, Culpeper County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Norman, Snohomish County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,106 miles [3,389.3 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Wyoming County

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

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Wisconsin

Kewaunee County

Our profile page for Norman, Kewaunee County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the North

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County: www.perrycounty-al.org/

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 that stretches from Norman. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Norman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5568, Longitude: -87.2981     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norman 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 Norman 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 313.908 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.424 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.692 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 Norman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Norman.



 
 
 

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