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Reid, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 171 miles [275.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Reid 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 622 miles [1,001 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 6,502 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 7,217 miles [11,614.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,092 miles [8,194.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Reid ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Reid.

While the name Reid is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Kentucky

Grant County

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

Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Reid, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the Northeast

Mississippi

Calhoun County

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Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the West Southwest

New Mexico

Valencia County

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

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North Carolina

Transylvania County

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Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

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

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South Carolina

Clarendon County

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

Greenville County

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

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West Virginia

Cabell County

Our profile page for Reid, Cabell County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Reid. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Reid. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Reid) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reid. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7493, Longitude: -87.0386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Reid 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 Reid 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 313.89 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.705 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.125 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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