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Oneonta, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Oneonta 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 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 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 7,227 miles [11,630.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oneonta ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Oneonta.

While the name Oneonta is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

California

San Diego County

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

Kansas

Cloud County

Our profile page for Oneonta, Cloud County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Northwest

Kentucky

Campbell County

Our profile page for Oneonta, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the North Northeast

New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Oneonta, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Oneonta, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,032 miles [3,270.2 km] to the Northwest

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The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Oneonta. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oneonta) 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 Oneonta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oneonta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oneonta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9482, Longitude: -86.4724     [Map].

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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 Oneonta 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 313.503 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.147 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.07 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 Oneonta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oneonta.



 
 
 

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