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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Greensboro [Map], which is the Seat of Hale County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Port Royal to Greensboro, 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 88 miles [141.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,633 miles [10,674.8 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 7,341 miles [11,814.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,217 miles [8,395.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Port Royal ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Port Royal.

While the name Port Royal is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Collier County

Our profile page for Port Royal, Collier County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Bryan County

Our profile page for Port Royal, Bryan County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the East

Kentucky

Henry County

Our profile page for Port Royal, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the North Northeast

Missouri

Franklin County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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Distance: About 2,029 miles [3,265.4 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 1,448 miles [2,330.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

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Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Juniata County

Our profile page for Port Royal, Juniata County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

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Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

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Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Port Royal, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the North

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Virginia

Caroline County

Our profile page for Port Royal, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Royal. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6415, Longitude: -87.7458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Port Royal 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 Port Royal 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 314.183 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.754 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.852 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 Port Royal.



 
 
 

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