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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Porter to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 665 miles [1,070.2 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<3> 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).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Porter ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Porter.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Crawford County

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

California

Calaveras County

Our profile page for Porter, Calaveras County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,882 miles [3,028.8 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

La Plata County

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

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Porter, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Northeast

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Georgia

Bleckley County

Our profile page for Porter, Bleckley County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Indiana

Porter County

Our profile page for Porter, Porter County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Knott County

Our profile page for Porter, Knott County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the Northeast

Scott County

Our profile page for Porter, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Maine

Oxford County

Our profile page for Porter, Oxford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Menominee County

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

Midland County

Our profile page for Porter, Midland County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Yellow Medicine County

Our profile page for Porter, Yellow Medicine County   [Map]
Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Scott County

Our profile page for Porter, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the North Northwest

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New Mexico

Quay County

Our profile page for Porter, Quay County   [Map]
Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the West Northwest

Sandoval County

Our profile page for Porter, Sandoval County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Washington County

Our profile page for Porter, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 997 miles [1,604.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Porter, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the East Northeast

Stanly County

Our profile page for Porter, Stanly County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

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

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Porter, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the North Northeast

Sandusky County

Our profile page for Porter, Sandusky County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Sandusky County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Scioto County

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

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Oklahoma

Wagoner County

Our profile page for Porter, Wagoner County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Porter, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Dickson County

Our profile page for Porter, Dickson County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the North

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Texas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Porter, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for Porter, Grays Harbor County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,095 miles [3,371.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Clay County

Our profile page for Porter, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Northeast

Tucker County

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

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 starting in Porter. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Porter) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6232, Longitude: -87.0547     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Porter 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 Porter 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 313.835 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.485 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.376 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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<8>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 Porter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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