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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Patton to Jasper, 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 115 miles [185.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 680 miles [1,094.4 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 6,569 miles [10,571.8 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 7,281 miles [11,717.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,157 miles [8,299.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Patton ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Patton.

While the name Patton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Patton, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km] to the West

Georgia

Walker County

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

Illinois

Clark County

Our profile page for Patton, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the North

Wabash County

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Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the North

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Indiana

Carroll County

Our profile page for Patton, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Pike County

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

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Michigan

Huron County

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

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Missouri

Bollinger County

Our profile page for Patton, Bollinger County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Mayes County

Our profile page for Patton, Mayes County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Patton   [Map]
Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Patton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,044 miles [3,289.5 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Cambria County

Our profile page for Patton, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Patton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Bledsoe County

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

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Texas

Galveston County

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

McLennan County

Our profile page for Patton, 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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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Patton, Greenbrier County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Patton. 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Patton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Patton) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Patton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7004, Longitude: -87.4443     [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 Patton 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 314.076 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.774 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.518 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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