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Ramah, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Evergreen [Map], which is the Seat of Conecuh County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ramah to Evergreen, 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 71 miles [114.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,656 miles [10,711.8 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 7,358 miles [11,841.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,237 miles [8,428.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ramah ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Ramah.

While the name Ramah is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


El Paso County

Our profile page for Ramah, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km] to the Northwest


Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Ramah, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the West Southwest

New Mexico

McKinley County

Our profile page for Ramah, McKinley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,252 miles [2,014.9 km] to the West Northwest

Valencia County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Ramah   [Map]
Distance: About 2,185 miles [3,516.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for Ramah, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the North

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Shelby County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ramah. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6124, Longitude: -87.1375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ramah 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 Ramah 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 313.74 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.099 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.813 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 Ramah.


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