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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Greensboro [Map], which is the Seat of Hale County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Powers to Greensboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 91 miles [146.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 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 6,613 miles [10,642.6 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 7,322 miles [11,783.6 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 Powers ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Powers.

While the name Powers is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Cochise County

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

Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Powers, Hempstead County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West

Johnson County

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

Indiana

Jay County

Our profile page for Powers, Jay County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Kentucky

Daviess County

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

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Maine

Aroostook County

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

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Michigan

Menominee County

Our profile page for Powers, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Powers, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the Southwest

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Powers, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,526 miles [2,455.9 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Robeson County

Our profile page for Powers, Robeson County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Fulton County

Our profile page for Powers, Fulton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Canadian County

Our profile page for Powers, Canadian County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Powers, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,079 miles [3,345.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Fayette County

Our profile page for Powers, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Washington

Columbia County

Our profile page for Powers, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Powers, Wood County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9657, Longitude: -87.6558     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Powers 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 Powers 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 314.153 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.763 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.753 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 Powers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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