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Piedmont, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Piedmont to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,486 miles [10,438.2 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 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Piedmont ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Piedmont.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Piedmont. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 33 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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Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Yavapai County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,492 miles [2,401.1 km] to the West

Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the West

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Alameda County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,984 miles [3,192.9 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Las Animas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the West Northwest

Ouray County

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

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Florida

Orange County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Jasper County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the East Southeast

Lamar County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the Southeast

Pike County

Our profile page for Piedmont, 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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Kansas

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Harlan County

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

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Minnesota

Winona County

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

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Missouri

Wayne County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,540 miles [2,478.4 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Stokes County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Piedmont   [Map]
Distance: About 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Harrison County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Canadian County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Canadian County   [Map]
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the West

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,026 miles [3,260.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Quebec

Our profile page for Piedmont   [Map]
Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Meade County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Meade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 56 miles [90.1 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Grimes County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Grimes County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the West Southwest

Upshur County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Augusta County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the East Northeast

Nelson County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the East Northeast

Rappahannock County

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

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Washington

Clallam County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Clallam County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,110 miles [3,395.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Mercer County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the Northeast

Mineral County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Mineral County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Uinta County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Uinta County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,379 miles [2,219.3 km] to the West Northwest

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Piedmont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7006, Longitude: -86.5769     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Piedmont 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 Piedmont 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 313.606 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.37 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.945 degrees.

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<7>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 Piedmont, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Piedmont.



 
 
 

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