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Pisgah, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pisgah to Athens, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 606 miles [975.3 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 7,201 miles [11,588.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pisgah ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Pisgah.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Pisgah. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States - with 28 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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 56 miles [90.1 km] to the East Southeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the South

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Pike County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the West

Pope County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Pope County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the West

Yell County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the West


San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Pisgah, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,668 miles [2,684.4 km] to the West

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Gilmer County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East

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Morgan County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Harrison County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northwest

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Woodford County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Union Parish

Our profile page for Pisgah, Union Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the West Southwest

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Charles County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Greene County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the South Southwest

Prentiss County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Prentiss County   [Map]
Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the West

Rankin County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Southwest

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Cooper County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Cooper County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Randolph County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East

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Butler County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Sumter County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the East

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DeKalb County

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Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the Northeast

Giles County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the West

Weakley County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Weakley County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the West Southwest

Navarro County

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

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Augusta County

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

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pisgah. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8898, Longitude: -86.8172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pisgah 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 Pisgah 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 313.762 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.576 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.001 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 Pisgah, 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 Pisgah.


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