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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 159 miles [255.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Pittsburg 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 9 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 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,520 miles [10,492.9 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 7,234 miles [11,642 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pittsburg ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Pittsburg.

While the name Pittsburg is unique within Alabama, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,934 miles [3,112.5 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Gunnison County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, 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.

Polk County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Fayette County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the North Northwest

Saint Clair County

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

Williamson County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Carroll County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the West Northwest

Doniphan County

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

Lyon County

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

Pottawatomie County

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

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Kentucky

Laurel County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Laurel County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Wicomico County

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

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Michigan

Shiawassee County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Shiawassee County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the North Northeast

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Missouri

Hickory County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Hickory County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

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

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New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,106 miles [1,779.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Colfax County

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

Sierra County

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

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North Carolina

Rowan County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Pittsburg County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Pittsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the West

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Oregon

Columbia County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,030 miles [3,267 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the East

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Texas

Camp County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Camp County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the West

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Utah

Piute County

Our profile page for Pittsburg, Piute County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,412 miles [2,272.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Pierce County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pittsburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5254, Longitude: -87.2059     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg 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 313.98 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.778 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.244 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 Pittsburg, 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 Pittsburg.



 
 
 

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