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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From North 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 North 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 North once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in North to:

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from North to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 597 miles [960.8 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,487 miles [10,439.8 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 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named North ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name North.

While the name North is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Ashley County

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

California

Los Angeles County

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

Illinois

Cook County

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

Indiana

Ohio County

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

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Kentucky

Fayette County

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

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New Jersey

Essex County

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

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New York

Westchester County

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

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North Carolina

Forsyth County

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

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South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for North, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Davidson County

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

Shelby County

Our profile page for North, 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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Virginia

Arlington County

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

Essex County

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

Gloucester County

Our profile page for North, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the East Northeast

Mathews County

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

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The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4112, Longitude: -86.2741     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North 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 North 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 313.408 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.101 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.886 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for North.



 
 
 

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