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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 117 miles [188.3 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Northside to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 598 miles [962.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,492 miles [10,447.9 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 7,201 miles [11,588.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Northside ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Northside.

While the name Northside is unique within Alabama, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Sarasota County

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

Georgia

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Northside, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the South Southeast

Idaho

Ada County

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

Gem County

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

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Northside, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Freeborn County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Northside   [Map]
Distance: About 1,899 miles [3,056.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Northside, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East Northeast

Granville County

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

Wake County

Our profile page for Northside, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the East Northeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Northside, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Northside   [Map]
Distance: About 1,656 miles [2,665.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Wilbarger County

Our profile page for Northside, Wilbarger County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the West

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Virginia

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Northside, Norfolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the East Northeast

Richmond City

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

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Northside, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

La Crosse County

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

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.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 from Northside. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Northside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0345, Longitude: -85.9769     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northside 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 Northside 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 313.21 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.82 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.851 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 Northside.



 
 
 

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