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Prospect, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Prospect to Jasper, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,558 miles [10,554.1 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 7,270 miles [11,699.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,146 miles [8,281.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Prospect ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Prospect.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Prospect. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 46 communities in the United States and Canada - with 45 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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Colorado

Gunnison County

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

Weld County

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

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Prospect, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Broward County

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

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Georgia

Franklin County

Our profile page for Prospect, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the East

Jasper County

Our profile page for Prospect, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East

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Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Prospect, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the North

Sangamon County

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

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Indiana

Orange County

Our profile page for Prospect, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the North

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Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Prospect, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the West Northwest

Republic County

Our profile page for Prospect, Republic County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Republic County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Prospect, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Prospect, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Prospect, Grant Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the West Southwest

Saint Charles Parish

Our profile page for Prospect, Saint Charles Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Prospect, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Prospect, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Prospect, Chickasaw County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the West

Newton County

Our profile page for Prospect, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Jackson County

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

Webster County

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

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Nevada

Eureka County

Our profile page for Prospect, Eureka County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,619 miles [2,605.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Prospect, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Chautauqua County

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

Oneida County

Our profile page for Prospect, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Prospect, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the East

Robeson County

Our profile page for Prospect, Robeson County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Prospect   [Map]
Distance: About 1,452 miles [2,336.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Prospect, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the North Northeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Prospect, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Prospect   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Jackson County

Our profile page for Prospect, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,976 miles [3,180.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

Our profile page for Prospect, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Benton County

Our profile page for Prospect, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the North Northwest

Blount County

Our profile page for Prospect, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East Northeast

Bradley County

Our profile page for Prospect, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the East Northeast

Giles County

Our profile page for Prospect, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 79 miles [127.1 km] to the North Northeast

Haywood County

Our profile page for Prospect, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Prospect, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the North Northeast

Loudon County

Our profile page for Prospect, Loudon County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the Northeast

McMinn County

Our profile page for Prospect, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Clay County

Our profile page for Prospect, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the West

Marion County

Our profile page for Prospect, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the West

Rains County

Our profile page for Prospect, Rains County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the West

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Virginia

Prince Edward County

Our profile page for Prospect, Prince Edward County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Prospect, Waukesha County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the North

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The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prospect. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9326, Longitude: -87.4458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prospect 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 Prospect 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 314.091 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.825 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.47 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 Prospect, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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