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Pea Ridge, Alabama
(Shelby County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Pea Ridge to Columbiana, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 679 miles [1,092.7 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 6,574 miles [10,579.8 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 7,282 miles [11,719.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,158 miles [8,301 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pea Ridge ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Pea Ridge.

Within Alabama, there are 5 communities which are also named Pea Ridge. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States - with 21 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

DeKalb County

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

Escambia County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the South

Fayette County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 54 miles [86.9 km] to the Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the North

Marion County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 82 miles [132 km] to the Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the West Northwest

Desha County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Desha County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the West Northwest

Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the North Northeast

Fleming County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Fleming County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the North Northeast

Scott County

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

Todd County

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

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,292 miles [2,079.3 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Kemper County

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

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Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North Northwest

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North Carolina

Polk County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East Northeast

Yadkin County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Yadkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Clay County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the North Northeast

DeKalb County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the North Northwest

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West Virginia

Cabell County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Cabell County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the North Northeast

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 starting in Pea Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pea Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pea Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1532, Longitude: -86.9278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pea Ridge 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 Pea Ridge 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 313.728 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.297 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.424 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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