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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pioneer to Carrollton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 109 miles [175.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,613 miles [10,642.6 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 7,324 miles [11,786.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,200 miles [8,368.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pioneer ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Pioneer.

While the name Pioneer 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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Arizona

Gila County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Gila County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Gila County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

La Paz County

Our profile page for Pioneer, La Paz County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,495 miles [2,406 km] to the West

Mohave County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Mohave County
This community is historic.
Although located in Mohave County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Amador County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Amador County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,856 miles [2,986.9 km] to the West Northwest

Los Angeles County

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

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,959 miles [3,152.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Peoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the North

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Indiana

Wabash County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Wabash County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the North

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Iowa

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Johnson County

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

Rush County

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

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Kentucky

Perry County

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

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Louisiana

West Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Pioneer, West Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the West

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Michigan

Missaukee County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Missaukee County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Ramsey County

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

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Beaverhead County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Beaverhead County
This community is historic.
Although located in Beaverhead County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Powell County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Powell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,606 miles [2,584.6 km] to the Northwest

Silver Bow County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Silver Bow County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,572 miles [2,529.9 km] to the Northwest

Yellowstone County

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

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,654 miles [2,661.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Chaves County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Chaves County
This community is historic.
Although located in Chaves County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lea County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Lea County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lea County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Saratoga County

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

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Ohio

Scioto County

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

Williams County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,068 miles [3,328.1 km] to the Northwest

Multnomah County

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

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Pennsylvania

Venango County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Lexington County

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

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Eastland County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Eastland County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Salt Lake County
Although located in Salt Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the Northwest

Pierce County

Our profile page for Pioneer, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,047 miles [3,294.3 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Pioneer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pioneer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pioneer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1665, Longitude: -87.8850     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pioneer 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 Pioneer 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 314.307 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.968 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.805 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 Pioneer, 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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