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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Republic to ...

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Republic to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,551 miles [10,542.8 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 7,260 miles [11,683.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,137 miles [8,267.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Republic ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Republic.

While the name Republic is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Iowa

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Republic, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Republic County

Our profile page for Republic, Republic County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the Northwest

Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Republic, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the Northeast

Michigan

Marquette County

Our profile page for Republic, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Anoka County

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

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Republic, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Musselshell County

Our profile page for Republic, Musselshell County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,438 miles [2,314.2 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Suffolk County

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

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North Carolina

Yadkin County

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

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North Dakota

Mercer County

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

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Ohio

Seneca County

Our profile page for Republic, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Republic, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Llano County

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

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Washington

Ferry County

Our profile page for Republic, Ferry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,933 miles [3,110.9 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Republic, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 starting from Republic. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Republic) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Republic. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6012, Longitude: -86.8908     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Republic 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 Republic 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 313.735 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.366 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.315 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 Republic, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Republic.



 
 
 

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