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Ophir, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ophir to Fort Payne, 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 140 miles [225.3 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 584 miles [939.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 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 6,476 miles [10,422.1 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 7,185 miles [11,563.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,062 miles [8,146.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ophir ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Ophir.

While the name Ophir is unique within Alabama, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

Our profile page for Ophir   [Map]
Distance: About 3,530 miles [5,681 km] to the North Northwest

Arkansas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Ophir, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the West

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Ophir, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,962 miles [3,157.5 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

San Miguel County

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Distance: About 1,241 miles [1,997.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Cherokee County

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Distance: About 95 miles [152.9 km] to the East

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Kansas

Butler County

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

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Kentucky

Morgan County

Our profile page for Ophir, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Manitoba

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Distance: About 1,170 miles [1,882.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Chouteau County

Our profile page for Ophir, Chouteau County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,571 miles [2,528.3 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Ophir, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,755 miles [2,824.4 km] to the West Northwest

Ormsby County

Our profile page for Ophir, Ormsby County
This community is historic.
Although located in Ormsby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washoe County

Our profile page for Ophir, Washoe County
This community is historic.
Although located in Washoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Montgomery County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ophir   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the North

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Oregon

Curry County

Our profile page for Ophir, Curry County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,134 miles [3,434.3 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

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

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Utah

Tooele County

Our profile page for Ophir, Tooele County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,495 miles [2,406 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Okanogan County

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Distance: About 1,973 miles [3,175.2 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ophir. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3601, Longitude: -85.9455     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ophir 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 Ophir 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 313.207 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.863 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.764 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 Ophir, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ophir.



 
 
 

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