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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Phillips once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Phillips to:

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Phillips to Gadsden, with an average speed<3> 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 119 miles [191.5 km] to the South (S). 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 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,505 miles [10,468.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,214 miles [11,609.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,090 miles [8,191.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Phillips ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Phillips.

While the name Phillips is unique within Alabama, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Phillips, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the West Northwest

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Phillips, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,892 miles [3,044.9 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Phillips, Duval County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Duval County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Phillips, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Madison County

Our profile page for Phillips, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the East

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Illinois

Fulton County

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

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Iowa

Wapello County

Our profile page for Phillips, Wapello County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Marshall County

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

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Phillips, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the West Southwest

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Phillips, Grant Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Franklin County

Our profile page for Phillips, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,126 miles [1,812.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Houghton County

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

Saginaw County

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

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Montana

Phillips County

Our profile page for Phillips, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,484 miles [2,388.3 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Phillips, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Coal County

Our profile page for Phillips, Coal County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Phillips, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the Northeast

Potter County

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

Tioga County

Our profile page for Phillips, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Orangeburg County

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

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Tennessee

Cocke County

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

Davidson County

Our profile page for Phillips, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the North

Hardin County

Our profile page for Phillips, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the Northwest

Monroe County

Our profile page for Phillips, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Hutchinson County

Our profile page for Phillips, Hutchinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the West Northwest

Upshur County

Our profile page for Phillips, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the West

Washington County

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

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Phillips, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,477 miles [2,377 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Floyd County

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

Stafford County

Our profile page for Phillips, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Lewis County

Our profile page for Phillips, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,079 miles [3,345.8 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Logan County

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

Raleigh County

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

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Wisconsin

Price County

Our profile page for Phillips, Price County   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Laramie County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Phillips, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Phillips. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Phillips) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phillips. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0723, Longitude: -86.3147     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Phillips have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Phillips to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.415 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.062 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.979 degrees.

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<8>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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