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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Robinson once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Robinson to:

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Robinson to Linden, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,657 miles [10,713.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,365 miles [11,852.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,242 miles [8,436.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Robinson ...

We have found 56 communities that share the name Robinson.

While the name Robinson is unique within Alabama, we know of another 56 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 KansasMontanaPennsylvaniaYukon

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Robinson, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the Northwest

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Robinson, Fresno County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Bent County

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

Summit County

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

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Florida

DeSoto County

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

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Georgia

Floyd County

Our profile page for Robinson, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the Northeast

Taliaferro County

Our profile page for Robinson, Taliaferro County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Crawford County

Our profile page for Robinson, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the North

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Indiana

Greene County

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Robinson, Marion County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the North

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Iowa

Delaware County

Our profile page for Robinson, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Brown County

Our profile page for Robinson, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Harrison County

Our profile page for Robinson, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Morehouse Parish

Our profile page for Robinson, Morehouse Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Robinson, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

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

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Robinson, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Baraga County

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

Clare County

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

Iosco County

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

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Robinson, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the North

Tuscola County

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

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Robinson, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Amite County

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

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Missouri

Cass County

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

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Montana

Meagher County

Our profile page for Robinson, Meagher County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,542 miles [2,481.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Robinson, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,554 miles [2,500.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Robinson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Colfax County

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

Sierra County

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

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New York

Clinton County

Our profile page for Robinson, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Kidder County

Our profile page for Robinson, Kidder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,193 miles [1,919.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Crawford County

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

Hamilton County

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

Logan County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Robinson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,241 miles [1,997.2 km] to the North

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Robinson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,053 miles [3,304 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Robinson, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Robinson, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the North Northeast

Lycoming County

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

Potter County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Robinson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Robinson, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the East Northeast

Darlington County

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

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Tennessee

Chester County

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

Coffee County

Our profile page for Robinson, Coffee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

McLennan County

Our profile page for Robinson, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the West

Starr County

Our profile page for Robinson, Starr County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Robinson, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Robinson, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,139 miles [1,833 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Robinson, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,864 miles [2,999.8 km] to the Northwest

Whitman County

Our profile page for Robinson, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,837 miles [2,956.4 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Brown County

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

Walworth County

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

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Wyoming

Sweetwater County

Our profile page for Robinson, Sweetwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,285 miles [2,068 km] to the Northwest

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Yukon

Our profile page for Robinson   [Map]
Distance: About 2,855 miles [4,594.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Robinson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Robinson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Robinson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robinson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3688, Longitude: -88.0145     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Robinson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Robinson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.324 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.879 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.011 degrees.

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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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