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Posey, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Posey 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 Posey 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 Posey once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Posey to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Posey to Florence, 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 191 miles [307.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 636 miles [1,023.5 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,510 miles [10,476.8 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 7,226 miles [11,629.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,101 miles [8,209.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Posey ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Posey.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Posey. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States - with 10 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Posey, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the West


Tulare County

Our profile page for Posey, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,752 miles [2,819.6 km] to the West Northwest


Clinton County

Our profile page for Posey, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the North Northwest


Henderson County

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

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Tulsa County

Our profile page for Posey, Tulsa County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the West

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Hopkins County

Our profile page for Posey, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the West

Lubbock County

Our profile page for Posey, Lubbock County   [Map]
Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the West

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Floyd County

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

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Raleigh County

Our profile page for Posey, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the East Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Posey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9354, Longitude: -87.4486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Posey 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 Posey 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 314.152 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.032 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.255 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 Posey.


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