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Proctor, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 169 miles [272 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Proctor to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,505 miles [10,468.8 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 7,219 miles [11,617.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,094 miles [8,198 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Proctor ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Proctor.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Proctor. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 20 communities in the United States - with 21 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Proctor, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the West

Colorado

Logan County

Our profile page for Proctor, Logan County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Marion County

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

Georgia

Bulloch County

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

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Illinois

Ford County

Our profile page for Proctor, Ford County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Lee County

Our profile page for Proctor, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Proctor, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Proctor, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Morgan County

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

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Montana

Lake County

Our profile page for Proctor, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Proctor, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,538 miles [2,475.2 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Swain County

Our profile page for Proctor, Swain County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Champaign County

Our profile page for Proctor, Champaign County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the North Northeast

Portage County

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

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Oklahoma

Adair County

Our profile page for Proctor, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Proctor, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Comanche County

Our profile page for Proctor, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Rutland County

Our profile page for Proctor, Rutland County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Proctor, 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.

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West Virginia

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Proctor, Wetzel County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the Northeast

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About Limestone County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Proctor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7143, Longitude: -87.0567     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Proctor 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 Proctor 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 313.899 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.71 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.14 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 Proctor, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Proctor.



 
 
 

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