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Norton, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Norton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Norton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • 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 Norton 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 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,498 miles [10,457.5 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 7,207 miles [11,598.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Norton ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Norton.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Norton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 36 communities in the United States and Canada - with 34 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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 IndianaMissouriNorth CarolinaWest Virginia
 KansasNew BrunswickOhioWisconsin

Arizona

Yuma County

Our profile page for Norton, Yuma County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,592 miles [2,562.1 km] to the West

Arkansas

Carroll County

Our profile page for Norton, Carroll County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Norton   [Map]
Distance: About 2,104 miles [3,386.1 km] to the Northwest

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Norton, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the West Northwest

Yolo County

Our profile page for Norton, Yolo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Norton, DeKalb County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 104 miles [167.4 km] to the East Southeast

Whitfield County

Our profile page for Norton, Whitfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the Northeast

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Indiana

Dubois County

Our profile page for Norton, Dubois County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the North

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Kansas

Norton County

Our profile page for Norton, Norton County   [Map]
Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Boyd County

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

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Norton, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Piscataquis County

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

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Norton, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Muskegon County

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

Ontonagon County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Norton, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the North Northeast

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Missouri

Saline County

Our profile page for Norton, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Norton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,339 miles [2,154.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Coos County

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

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Norton, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Quay County

Our profile page for Norton, Quay County   [Map]
Distance: About 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the West

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New York

Tompkins County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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

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North Carolina

Jackson County

Our profile page for Norton, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Northeast

Macon County

Our profile page for Norton, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Delaware County

Our profile page for Norton, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North Northeast

Summit County

Our profile page for Norton, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Baker County

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

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Norton, Horry County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the East

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Texas

Grayson County

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

Runnels County

Our profile page for Norton, Runnels County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the West

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Vermont

Essex County

Our profile page for Norton, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Norton City

Our profile page for Norton, Norton City   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the Northeast

Wise County

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

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West Virginia

Randolph County

Our profile page for Norton, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Dunn County

Our profile page for Norton, Dunn County   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the North Northwest

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0432, Longitude: -86.1116     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norton 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 Norton 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 313.291 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.915 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.904 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 Norton, 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 Norton.



 
 
 

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