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Pratts, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Pratts to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 681 miles [1,096 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 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,576 miles [10,583 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 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,154 miles [8,294.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pratts ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Pratts.

While the name Pratts is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Connecticut

Hartford County

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

Michigan

Otsego County

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

Mississippi

Lee County

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Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the Northwest

New York

Madison County

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Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Johnston County

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

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Ohio

Hancock County

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Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the North

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Pratts, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,596 miles [2,568.5 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

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Distance: About 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Madison County

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Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pratts. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8310, Longitude: -85.5097     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pratts 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 Pratts 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 312.803 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.045 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.15 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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