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Nottingham, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Nottingham to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,548 miles [10,538 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 7,256 miles [11,677.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,133 miles [8,260.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Nottingham ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Nottingham.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Nottingham. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 18 communities in the United States and Canada - with 18 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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Cobb County

Our profile page for Nottingham, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the East


Wells County

Our profile page for Nottingham, Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the North


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Nottingham, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Nottingham, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

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

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

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

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New Jersey

Mercer County

Our profile page for Nottingham, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the Northeast

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Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Nottingham, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the North Northeast

Harrison County

Our profile page for Nottingham, Harrison County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Bucks County

Our profile page for Nottingham, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the Northeast

Chester County

Our profile page for Nottingham, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Nottingham   [Map]
Distance: About 1,338 miles [2,153.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Harris County

Our profile page for Nottingham, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the West Southwest

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Northampton County

Our profile page for Nottingham, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the East Northeast

Richmond City

Our profile page for Nottingham, Richmond City   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the East Northeast

Scott County

Our profile page for Nottingham, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Nottingham, Pocahontas County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Nottingham. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nottingham) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nottingham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5054, Longitude: -86.7055     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nottingham 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 Nottingham 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 313.617 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.218 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.261 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 Nottingham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nottingham.


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