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Palmyra, Alabama
(Lowndes County)

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

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

  • Hayneville [Map], which is the Seat of Lowndes County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Palmyra to Hayneville, 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 37 miles [59.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,622 miles [10,657.1 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 7,324 miles [11,786.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,202 miles [8,371.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Palmyra ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Palmyra.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Palmyra. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 25 communities in the United States and Canada - with 25 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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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the West Northwest


Lee County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East


Lee County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the North Northwest

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Harrison County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the North

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Warren County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Butler County

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

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Somerset County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,288 miles [2,072.8 km] to the Northeast

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Lenawee County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Warren County

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

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Marion County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Otoe County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Otoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Northwest

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Lyon County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Lyon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,892 miles [3,044.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Wayne County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 923 miles [1,485.4 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Halifax County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Knox County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the North Northeast

Portage County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Our profile page for Palmyra   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Lebanon County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the Northeast

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the North

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Utah County

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

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Fluvanna County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Fluvanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Palmyra, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Palmyra, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmyra. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9976, Longitude: -86.7525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palmyra 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 Palmyra 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 313.543 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.923 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.59 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 Palmyra, 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 Palmyra.


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