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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Potter to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,616 miles [10,647.4 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 7,321 miles [11,782 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,199 miles [8,367 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Potter ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Potter.

While the name Potter is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

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

Arkansas

Polk County

Our profile page for Potter, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Potter   [Map]
Distance: About 2,158 miles [3,473 km] to the Northwest

California

Modoc County

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

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Georgia

Echols County

Our profile page for Potter, Echols County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the East Southeast

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Iowa

Tama County

Our profile page for Potter, Tama County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Atchison County

Our profile page for Potter, Atchison County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Cheyenne County

Our profile page for Potter, Cheyenne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Yates County

Our profile page for Potter, Yates County   [Map]
Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Delaware County

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

Fayette County

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

Wood County

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

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Oklahoma

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Potter, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Potter   [Map]
Distance: About 1,180 miles [1,899 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Potter, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,097 miles [3,374.8 km] to the Northwest

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South Dakota

Potter County

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

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Wisconsin

Calumet County

Our profile page for Potter, Calumet County   [Map]
Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Potter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4312, Longitude: -87.1080     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Potter 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 Potter 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 313.786 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.264 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.642 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 Potter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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