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Ramsey, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Ramsey to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ramsey to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Ramsey to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,502 miles [10,464 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 7,210 miles [11,603.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,087 miles [8,186.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ramsey ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Ramsey.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Ramsey. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 34 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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Arizona

Cochise County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Cochise County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,411 miles [2,270.8 km] to the West

Arkansas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the West

California

Inyo County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Inyo County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Inyo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,082 miles [3,350.7 km] to the West Northwest

Modoc County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Modoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,931 miles [3,107.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Dougherty County

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

Murray County

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

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Idaho

Kootenai County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Kootenai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,846 miles [2,970.8 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Fayette County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the North

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Kentucky

McCracken County

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

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Louisiana

Vermilion Parish

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

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Minnesota

Anoka County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Anoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the North Northwest

Mower County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Mower County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Miller County

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

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Montana

Flathead County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Flathead County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,755 miles [2,824.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Lyon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Burke County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Ramsey County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Ramsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ramsey   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Sumter County

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

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South Dakota

McCook County

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

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Tennessee

Hancock County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the Northeast

Knox County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the Northeast

Shelby County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Colorado County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Colorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Dickenson County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Dickenson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

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

Nelson County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the Northeast

Norton City

Our profile page for Ramsey, Norton City   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Ramsey, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Carbon County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ramsey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9923, Longitude: -86.1491     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ramsey 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 Ramsey 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 313.311 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.931 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.93 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 Ramsey, 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 Ramsey.



 
 
 

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