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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Old Town to Selma, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 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 6,615 miles [10,645.8 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 7,319 miles [11,778.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,197 miles [8,363.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Old Town ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Old Town.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Old Town. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 33 communities in the United States and Canada - with 33 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Conecuh County

Our profile page for Old Town, Conecuh County   [Map]
Distance: About 55 miles [88.5 km] to the South

Fayette County

Our profile page for Old Town, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the North Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Old Town, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the West Northwest

Phillips County

Our profile page for Old Town, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Old Town   [Map]
Distance: About 1,912 miles [3,077.1 km] to the Northwest

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Old Town, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,820 miles [2,929 km] to the West Northwest

Marin County

Our profile page for Old Town, Marin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,042 miles [3,286.3 km] to the West Northwest

San Diego County

Our profile page for Old Town, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,760 miles [2,832.4 km] to the West

Santa Barbara County

Our profile page for Old Town, Santa Barbara County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,882 miles [3,028.8 km] to the West Northwest

Ventura County

Our profile page for Old Town, Ventura County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,855 miles [2,985.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Dixie County

Our profile page for Old Town, Dixie County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the Southeast

Lafayette County

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

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Georgia

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Old Town, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the East

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Indiana

Jackson County

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

Warren County

Our profile page for Old Town, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North

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Iowa

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Old Town, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Old Town, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,312 miles [2,111.5 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Old Town, Baltimore City   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Northeast

Kent County

Our profile page for Old Town, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Old Town, Lafayette County
Although located in Lafayette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oregon County

Our profile page for Old Town, Oregon County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Missoula County

Our profile page for Old Town, Missoula County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,788 miles [2,877.5 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Bernalillo County

Our profile page for Old Town, Bernalillo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the West Northwest

Luna County

Our profile page for Old Town, Luna County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km] to the West

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New York

Richmond County

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

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North Carolina

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Old Town, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the East Northeast

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Old Town, Forsyth County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Northeast

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Northwest Territories

Our profile page for Old Town   [Map]
Distance: About 2,411 miles [3,880.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Huron County

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

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Old Town, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Old Town, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,110 miles [3,395.7 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Old Town, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Old Town, Williamson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the North

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Virginia

Grayson County

Our profile page for Old Town, 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.

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Washington

Clallam County

Our profile page for Old Town, Clallam County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,177 miles [3,503.5 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Old Town. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Old Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2390, Longitude: -86.8728     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Town 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 Old Town 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 313.632 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.06 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.588 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 Old Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Old Town.



 
 
 

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