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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Prescott to Ashville, 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 most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the South (S). 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,534 miles [10,515.5 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 7,242 miles [11,654.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Prescott ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Prescott.

While the name Prescott is unique within Alabama, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Prescott, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,486 miles [2,391.5 km] to the West

Arkansas

Nevada County

Our profile page for Prescott, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the West

Georgia

Charlton County

Our profile page for Prescott, Charlton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the East Southeast

Echols County

Our profile page for Prescott, Echols County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Echols County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Prescott, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the Southeast

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Indiana

Shelby County

Our profile page for Prescott, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Adams County

Our profile page for Prescott, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Linn County

Our profile page for Prescott, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the Northwest

Osage County

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

Pratt County

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

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Massachusetts

Franklin County

Our profile page for Prescott, Franklin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the Northeast

Hampshire County

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

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Michigan

Ogemaw County

Our profile page for Prescott, Ogemaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the North

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Missouri

Texas County

Our profile page for Prescott, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Prescott, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Prescott   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Columbia County

Our profile page for Prescott, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,093 miles [3,368.4 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Prescott, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Edgefield County

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

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Washington

Pierce County

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

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Prescott, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,884 miles [3,032 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Pierce County

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Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the North Northwest

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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 starting in Prescott. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prescott) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prescott. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5684, Longitude: -86.4458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prescott 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 Prescott 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 313.465 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.051 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.143 degrees.

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<7>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 Prescott, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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