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Ponderosa, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ponderosa to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,746 miles [10,856.6 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 7,448 miles [11,986.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,327 miles [8,573 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ponderosa ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Ponderosa.

While the name Ponderosa is unique within Alabama, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the Northwest

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the Northeast

Fulton County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the Northeast

Toombs County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Toombs County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Kentucky

Grayson County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Bernalillo County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Bernalillo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the West Northwest

Sandoval County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Sandoval County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Cumberland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Cumberland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wake County

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

Wilson County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Burleigh County

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

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the East Northeast

Florence County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the East Northeast

Greenville County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the North Northeast

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Ponderosa, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the North Northeast

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ponderosa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7294, Longitude: -88.2583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ponderosa 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 Ponderosa 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 314.324 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.656 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.402 degrees.

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<7>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 Ponderosa.



 
 
 

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