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Owens, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Owens to Gadsden, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 589 miles [947.9 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 6,483 miles [10,433.4 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 7,191 miles [11,572.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,068 miles [8,156.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Owens ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Owens.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Owens. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 23 communities in the United States - with 24 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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 DelawareMississippiNorth CarolinaTexas
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Arizona

Mohave County

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

Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Owens, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the West

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Owens, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the East Northeast

Florida

DeSoto County

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

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Georgia

Early County

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

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Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

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

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Mississippi

Holmes County

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

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Missouri

Wright County

Our profile page for Owens, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

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

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New Jersey

Sussex County

Our profile page for Owens, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Owens, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East

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Ohio

Marion County

Our profile page for Owens, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Georgetown County

Our profile page for Owens, Georgetown County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the East

Horry County

Our profile page for Owens, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the East

Laurens County

Our profile page for Owens, Laurens County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

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

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Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Owens, Williamson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Brown County

Our profile page for Owens, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the West

Crosby County

Our profile page for Owens, Crosby County   [Map]
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the West

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Virginia

Botetourt County

Our profile page for Owens, Botetourt County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the Northeast

King George County

Our profile page for Owens, King George County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the East Northeast

Sussex County

Our profile page for Owens, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Owens, 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.

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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' distance that begins in Owens. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Owens) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Owens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1295, Longitude: -85.8502     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Owens 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 Owens 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 313.139 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.751 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.778 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 Owens, 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 Owens.



 
 
 

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