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Palmetto, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Palmetto to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Palmetto to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Palmetto to Carrollton, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 126 miles [202.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 714 miles [1,149.1 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 6,602 miles [10,624.9 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 7,314 miles [11,770.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,190 miles [8,352.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Palmetto ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Palmetto.

While the name Palmetto is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Plumas County

Our profile page for Palmetto, Plumas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Manatee County

Our profile page for Palmetto, Manatee County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Palmetto, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the East

Oglethorpe County

Our profile page for Palmetto, Oglethorpe County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the East

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Kansas

Marshall County

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

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Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Palmetto, Bossier Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the West

Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for Palmetto, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Somerset County

Our profile page for Palmetto, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Lee County

Our profile page for Palmetto, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 67 miles [107.8 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Palmetto, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Esmeralda County

Our profile page for Palmetto, Esmeralda County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Esmeralda County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Palmetto, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Palmetto, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Palmetto, Fort Bend County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the West Southwest

San Jacinto County

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

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Virginia

Patrick County

Our profile page for Palmetto, Patrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the East Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmetto. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4840, Longitude: -87.9778     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palmetto 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 Palmetto 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 314.386 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.103 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.779 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 Palmetto, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Palmetto.



 
 
 

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