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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Prices to Anniston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 111 miles [178.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,487 miles [10,439.8 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 7,195 miles [11,579.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,071 miles [8,161 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Prices ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Prices.

While the name Prices is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Texas

Anderson County

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

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Prices, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the West

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The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prices. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8904, Longitude: -85.6958     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prices 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 Prices 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 313.034 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.598 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.771 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Prices.



 
 
 

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