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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Richmond to Selma, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,629 miles [10,668.3 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 7,333 miles [11,801.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,211 miles [8,386.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Richmond ...

We have found 55 communities that share the name Richmond.

While the name Richmond is unique within Alabama, we know of another 55 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Cochise County

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

Arkansas

Little River County

Our profile page for Richmond, Little River County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Richmond   [Map]
Distance: About 2,189 miles [3,522.9 km] to the Northwest

California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Richmond, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km] to the West Northwest

San Francisco County

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

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Florida

Miami-Dade County

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

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Georgia

Richmond County

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

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Illinois

McHenry County

Our profile page for Richmond, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the North

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Richmond, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Wayne County

Our profile page for Richmond, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Washington County

Our profile page for Richmond, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Richmond, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the Northwest

Nemaha County

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

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Kentucky

Madison County

Our profile page for Richmond, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Madison Parish

Our profile page for Richmond, Madison Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the West

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Maine

Sagadahoc County

Our profile page for Richmond, Sagadahoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Richmond, Berkshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Allegan County

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

Macomb County

Our profile page for Richmond, Macomb County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Stearns County

Our profile page for Richmond, Stearns County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the North Northwest

Winona County

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

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Mississippi

Lee County

Our profile page for Richmond, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the North Northwest

Rankin County

Our profile page for Richmond, Rankin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the West

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Missouri

Howard County

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

Ray County

Our profile page for Richmond, Ray County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Holt County

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

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Nevada

Lincoln County

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

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Richmond, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Hidalgo County

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

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New York

Richmond County

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

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North Carolina

Chatham County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Richmond   [Map]
Distance: About 1,568 miles [2,523.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Richmond, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the North Northeast

Lake County

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

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Oklahoma

Woodward County

Our profile page for Richmond, Woodward County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Richmond   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Richmond, Wheeler County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,965 miles [3,162.4 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clarion County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Richmond, 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.

Northampton County

Our profile page for Richmond, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the Northeast

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Richmond, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Richmond, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Richmond   [Map]
Distance: About 1,573 miles [2,531.5 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Richmond
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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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Richmond, Providence County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Richmond, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Brown County

Our profile page for Richmond, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Richmond, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the North

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Texas

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Richmond, Fort Bend County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Richmond, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,515 miles [2,438.2 km] to the Northwest

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Vermont

Chittenden County

Our profile page for Richmond, Chittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Henrico County

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

Richmond City

Our profile page for Richmond, Richmond City   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

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

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Richmond, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richmond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1140, Longitude: -87.0550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Richmond 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 Richmond 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 313.731 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.157 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.684 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 Richmond, 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 Richmond.



 
 
 

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