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Parker, Alabama
(Sumter County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Parker to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,650 miles [10,702.1 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 7,360 miles [11,844.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,236 miles [8,426.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Parker ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Parker.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Parker. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 38 communities in the United States and Canada - with 39 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Coffee County

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

Elmore County

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

Limestone County

Our profile page for Parker, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the North Northeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

La Paz County

Our profile page for Parker, La Paz County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,505 miles [2,422.1 km] to the West Northwest

Yuma County

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

Colorado

Douglas County

Our profile page for Parker, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Parker, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the Southeast

Washington County

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

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Georgia

Monroe County

Our profile page for Parker, Monroe County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the East

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Idaho

Fremont County

Our profile page for Parker, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Johnson County

Our profile page for Parker, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the North

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Kansas

Linn County

Our profile page for Parker, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the Northwest

Montgomery County

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

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Michigan

Schoolcraft County

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

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Missouri

Andrew County

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

Scott County

Our profile page for Parker, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Broadwater County

Our profile page for Parker, Broadwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,551 miles [2,496.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Parker, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Parker, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Parker, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Parker, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Parker, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the Northeast

Moore County

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

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Oklahoma

Coal County

Our profile page for Parker, Coal County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the West Northwest

Comanche County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Parker   [Map]
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Parker, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,045 miles [3,291.1 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Parker, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast

Clarion County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Parker   [Map]
Distance: About 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Parker, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Turner County

Our profile page for Parker, Turner County   [Map]
Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Decatur County

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

Dyer County

Our profile page for Parker, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the North Northwest

Pickett County

Our profile page for Parker, Pickett County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Burleson County

Our profile page for Parker, Burleson County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the West Southwest

Collin County

Our profile page for Parker, Collin County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the West

Johnson County

Our profile page for Parker, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the West

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Parker, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Parker, Spotsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Yakima County

Our profile page for Parker, Yakima County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,948 miles [3,135 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6387, Longitude: -88.1678     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parker 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 Parker 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 314.438 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.048 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.021 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 Parker, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Parker.



 
 
 

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