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Parkdale, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Rockford [Map], which is the Seat of Coosa County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Parkdale to Rockford, 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 52 miles [83.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 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 7,247 miles [11,662.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,125 miles [8,247.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Parkdale ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Parkdale.

While the name Parkdale is unique within Alabama, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Parkdale, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the West

Colorado

Fremont County

Our profile page for Parkdale, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Parkdale, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the South Southeast

Manitoba

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Distance: About 1,295 miles [2,084.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Manistee County

Our profile page for Parkdale, Manistee County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Otter Tail County

Our profile page for Parkdale, Otter Tail County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Parkdale, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the West

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Missouri

Jefferson County

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Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the North Northwest

Platte County

Our profile page for Parkdale, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Flathead County

Our profile page for Parkdale, Flathead County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,792 miles [2,883.9 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Parkdale, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

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

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Ohio

Hamilton County

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

Jefferson County

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

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Hood River County

Our profile page for Parkdale, Hood River County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,059 miles [3,313.6 km] to the Northwest

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Prince Edward Island

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Distance: About 1,513 miles [2,434.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

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Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the East

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Texas

Bell County

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

Dallas County

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

McLennan County

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

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Utah

Davis County

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Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the West Northwest

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0979, Longitude: -86.1122     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parkdale 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 Parkdale 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 313.238 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.723 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.112 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 Parkdale, 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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