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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Orange to Russellville, 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 157 miles [252.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, 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 6,542 miles [10,528.3 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 5,132 miles [8,259.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Orange ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Orange.

While the name Orange is unique within Alabama, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Orange County

Our profile page for Orange, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,727 miles [2,779.3 km] to the West

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Orange, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 923 miles [1,485.4 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Liberty County

Our profile page for Orange, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Orange, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the East

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Illinois

Clark County

Our profile page for Orange, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the North

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Indiana

Fayette County

Our profile page for Orange, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Black Hawk County

Our profile page for Orange, Black Hawk County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Norton County

Our profile page for Orange, Norton County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Norton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sheridan County

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

Smith County

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

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Massachusetts

Franklin County

Our profile page for Orange, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Ionia County

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

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Mississippi

Franklin County

Our profile page for Orange, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the Southwest

Jasper County

Our profile page for Orange, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the South Southwest

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Missouri

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Orange, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Orange, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Essex County

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

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

Our profile page for Orange, Dona Ana County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km] to the West

Otero County

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

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North Carolina

Sampson County

Our profile page for Orange, Sampson County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the East

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Ohio

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Orange, Coshocton County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the Northeast

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Orange, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the North Northeast

Delaware County

Our profile page for Orange, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Orange, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Orange County

Our profile page for Orange, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Southwest

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Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Orange, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Orange County

Our profile page for Orange, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Boone County

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

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Wisconsin

Burnett County

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

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orange. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3576, Longitude: -87.5534     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orange 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 Orange 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 314.183 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.989 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.424 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 Orange, 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 Orange.



 
 
 

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