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Poplar Springs, Alabama
(Barbour County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Poplar Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Poplar Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Poplar Springs once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Poplar Springs to:

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Poplar Springs to Clayton, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 61 miles [98.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,557 miles [10,552.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,255 miles [11,675.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Poplar Springs ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Poplar Springs.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Poplar Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States - with 25 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

Lauderdale County

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

Marshall County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the North Northwest

Winston County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Winston County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Georgia

Catoosa County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Catoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the North

Haralson County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Haralson County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the North

Oconee County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Northeast

Maryland

Howard County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the Northwest

Holmes County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the West Northwest

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the West

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the West Northwest

Newton County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the West

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the Northwest

Union County

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

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the Northeast

Stokes County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Stokes County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the Northeast

Surry County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Laurens County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Laurens County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Northeast

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Carroll County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the North Northwest

Henderson County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the North Northwest

Loudon County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Loudon County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the North Northeast

Overton County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the North

Roane County

Our profile page for Poplar Springs, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Poplar Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Poplar Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Poplar Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0393, Longitude: -85.2749     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Poplar Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Poplar Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.681 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.932 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.017 degrees.

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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 Poplar Springs.



 
 
 

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