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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Princeton to Scottsboro, 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 172 miles [276.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 580 miles [933.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,465 miles [10,404.4 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 7,178 miles [11,551.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,053 miles [8,132 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Princeton ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Princeton.

While the name Princeton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 43 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Crittenden County

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

Dallas County

Our profile page for Princeton, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Princeton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,998 miles [3,215.5 km] to the Northwest

California

Colusa County

Our profile page for Princeton, Colusa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,980 miles [3,186.5 km] to the West Northwest

Glenn County

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

San Mateo County

Our profile page for Princeton, San Mateo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,016 miles [3,244.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Chaffee County

Our profile page for Princeton, Chaffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Princeton, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Princeton, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the East Southeast

Rockdale County

Our profile page for Princeton, Rockdale County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Princeton, Latah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,785 miles [2,872.7 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Bureau County

Our profile page for Princeton, Bureau County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Gibson County

Our profile page for Princeton, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Scott County

Our profile page for Princeton, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Princeton, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the West Northwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for Princeton, 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.

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Kentucky

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Princeton, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Princeton, Bossier Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Princeton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Prince George's County

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

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Princeton, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Marquette County

Our profile page for Princeton, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Mille Lacs County

Our profile page for Princeton, Mille Lacs County   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Princeton, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Mercer County

Our profile page for Princeton, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Granite County

Our profile page for Princeton, Granite County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,609 miles [2,589.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Princeton, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Princeton, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,578 miles [2,539.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Mercer County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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Distance: About 1,907 miles [3,069 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Johnston County

Our profile page for Princeton, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the East

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Princeton, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Princeton   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Harney County

Our profile page for Princeton, Harney County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,815 miles [2,921 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Princeton, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Horry County

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

Laurens County

Our profile page for Princeton, Laurens County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Washington County

Our profile page for Princeton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Collin County

Our profile page for Princeton, Collin County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the West

Newton County

Our profile page for Princeton, Newton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Newton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Carroll County

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

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West Virginia

Mercer County

Our profile page for Princeton, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Green Lake County

Our profile page for Princeton, Green Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Princeton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Princeton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Princeton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8434, Longitude: -86.2430     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Princeton 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 Princeton 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 313.41 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.164 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.774 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 Princeton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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