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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Powell to Fort Payne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 152 miles [244.6 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,466 miles [10,406 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 7,176 miles [11,548.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,052 miles [8,130.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Powell ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Powell.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Powell. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 42 communities in the United States and Canada - with 42 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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Arizona

Mohave County

Our profile page for Powell, Mohave County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,612 miles [2,594.3 km] to the West

Arkansas

Craighead County

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

Madison County

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Powell, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Las Animas County

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

Logan County

Our profile page for Powell, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Powell, Hernando County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Bleckley County

Our profile page for Powell, Bleckley County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the Southeast

Fulton County

Our profile page for Powell, Fulton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the East Southeast

Lamar County

Our profile page for Powell, Lamar County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the Southeast

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Kansas

Phillips County

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

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Kentucky

Estill County

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

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Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

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

West Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Powell, West Feliciana Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Powell   [Map]
Distance: About 1,474 miles [2,372.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Marquette County

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

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Minnesota

Todd County

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

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Mississippi

Coahoma County

Our profile page for Powell, Coahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the West

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Missouri

Cass County

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

McDonald County

Our profile page for Powell, McDonald County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the West Northwest

Pettis County

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

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Nebraska

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Powell, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Pitt County

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

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North Dakota

Grand Forks County

Our profile page for Powell, Grand Forks County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Powell, Coshocton County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the North Northeast

Delaware County

Our profile page for Powell, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the North Northeast

Muskingum County

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

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Oklahoma

Marshall County

Our profile page for Powell, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Powell, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Powell, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Edmunds County

Our profile page for Powell, Edmunds County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the Northwest

Haakon County

Our profile page for Powell, Haakon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Powell, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the Northeast

Lawrence County

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

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Texas

Navarro County

Our profile page for Powell, Navarro County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the West Southwest

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Powell, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Powell, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Powell, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,904 miles [3,064.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Powell, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Iron County

Our profile page for Powell, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the North Northwest

Oneida County

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

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Wyoming

Park County

Our profile page for Powell, Park County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,398 miles [2,249.9 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Powell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Powell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5324, Longitude: -85.8996     [Map].

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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 Powell 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 313.188 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.864 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.705 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 Powell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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