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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Parrish 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 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,561 miles [10,558.9 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Parrish ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Parrish.

While the name Parrish is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Colorado

Prowers County

Our profile page for Parrish, Prowers County   [Map]
Distance: About 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Parrish, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the Southeast

Manatee County

Our profile page for Parrish, Manatee County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Franklin County

Our profile page for Parrish, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Des Moines County

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

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Pennsylvania

Forest County

Our profile page for Parrish, Forest County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Langlade County

Our profile page for Parrish, Langlade County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the North

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Parrish. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Parrish

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parrish. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7344, Longitude: -87.2804     [Map].

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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 Parrish 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 313.979 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.667 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.444 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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