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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Pisgah, Alabama
(Montgomery County)

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

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How Far From Pisgah 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 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:

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pisgah to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 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 7,295 miles [11,740.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,174 miles [8,326.7 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 outside of Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the North

Limestone County

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

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Pike County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the West Northwest

Pope County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Pope County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the West Northwest

Yell County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the West Northwest


San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Pisgah, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Gilmer County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Morgan County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Harrison County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Northwest

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Woodford County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the North

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Union Parish

Our profile page for Pisgah, Union Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the West

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Charles County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Northeast

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Greene County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the West Southwest

Prentiss County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Prentiss County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the Northwest

Rankin County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the West

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Cooper County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Cooper County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Randolph County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the Northeast

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Butler County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the North

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South Carolina

Sumter County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the East Northeast

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DeKalb County

Our profile page for Pisgah, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the North

Giles County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the North

Shelby County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Northwest

Weakley County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Weakley County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the West

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 438 miles [704.9 km] to the North Northeast

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West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Pisgah. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 31.9968, Longitude: -86.1183     [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 313.17 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.492 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.347 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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