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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Parsons to Ashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 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 6,534 miles [10,515.5 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 7,242 miles [11,654.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Parsons ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Parsons.

While the name Parsons is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Tuolumne County

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

Idaho

Twin Falls County

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

Kansas

Labette County

Our profile page for Parsons, Labette County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the West Northwest

Maine

York County

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

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Maryland

Wicomico County

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

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Michigan

Lake County

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

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Mississippi

Grenada County

Our profile page for Parsons, Grenada County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the West

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Missouri

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Parsons, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Lincoln County

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

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Parsons, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Aurora County

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

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Tennessee

Decatur County

Our profile page for Parsons, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Kerr County

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

Parker County

Our profile page for Parsons, Parker County
This community is historic.
Although located in Parker County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Tucker County

Our profile page for Parsons, Tucker County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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 that starts in Parsons. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Parsons) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parsons. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6279, Longitude: -86.5003     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parsons 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 Parsons 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 313.502 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.101 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.152 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 Parsons, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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