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Pelham, Alabama
(Shelby County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pelham to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,559 miles [10,555.7 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 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,144 miles [8,278.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pelham ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Pelham.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Pelham. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States and Canada - with 9 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Pelham, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the Southeast

Massachusetts

Hampshire County

Our profile page for Pelham, Hampshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the Northeast

New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

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Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the Northeast

New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Pelham, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Pelham, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Pelham   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Pelham, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Pelham, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Navarro County

Our profile page for Pelham, Navarro County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the West

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The official website for Pelham: www.pelhamonline.com/

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 that stretches from Pelham. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pelham) 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 Pelham. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pelham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pelham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3118, Longitude: -86.7564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pelham 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 Pelham 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 313.636 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.212 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.322 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pelham.



 
 
 

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