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Powell, Alabama
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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 that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community 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:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Powell to Florence, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 190 miles [305.8 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 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,500 miles [10,460.7 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 7,216 miles [11,613 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,091 miles [8,193.2 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 1,532 miles [2,465.5 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 324 miles [521.4 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 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Powell, Hernando County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Bleckley County

Our profile page for Powell, Bleckley County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the Southeast

Fulton County

Our profile page for Powell, Fulton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the East Southeast

Lamar County

Our profile page for Powell, Lamar County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 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 376 miles [605.1 km] to the Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Powell   [Map]
Distance: About 1,413 miles [2,274 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 188 miles [302.6 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 404 miles [650.2 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 656 miles [1,055.7 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 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Powell, Coshocton County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Northeast

Delaware County

Our profile page for Powell, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 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 551 miles [886.7 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Powell, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Northeast

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Powell, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Edmunds County

Our profile page for Powell, Edmunds County   [Map]
Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the Northwest

Haakon County

Our profile page for Powell, Haakon County   [Map]
Distance: About 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Powell, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the East 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 558 miles [898 km] to the West Southwest

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Powell, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 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 447 miles [719.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Powell, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Powell, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Iron County

Our profile page for Powell, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the North

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 1,318 miles [2,121.1 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9779, Longitude: -87.2536     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Powell 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 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 314.034 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.902 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.164 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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