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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Andalusia [Map], which is the Seat of Covington County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rome to Andalusia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,659 miles [10,716.6 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 7,357 miles [11,839.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,237 miles [8,428.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rome ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Rome.

While the name Rome is unique within Alabama, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Arkansas County

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

Georgia

Floyd County

Our profile page for Rome, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the North Northeast

Illinois

Jefferson County

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

Peoria County

Our profile page for Rome, Peoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Perry County

Our profile page for Rome, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the North

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Iowa

Henry County

Our profile page for Rome, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Ellis County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Rome, 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.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Rome, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Daviess County

Our profile page for Rome, Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the North

Lewis County

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

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Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Rome, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the West

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Rome, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Lenawee County

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

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Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Rome, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the Northwest

Winston County

Our profile page for Rome, Winston County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Douglas County

Our profile page for Rome, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Essex County

Our profile page for Rome, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the North Northeast

Oneida County

Our profile page for Rome, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Johnston County

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

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Rome, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the North Northeast

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Rome, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the North Northeast

Delaware County

Our profile page for Rome, Delaware County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the North Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Rome, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the North Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Rome, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the North Northeast

Morrow County

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

Richland County

Our profile page for Rome, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the North Northeast

Stark County

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

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Oregon

Malheur County

Our profile page for Rome, Malheur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,874 miles [3,015.9 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Rome, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Williamsburg County

Our profile page for Rome, Williamsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Smith County

Our profile page for Rome, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the North

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Texas

Milam County

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

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

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Wisconsin

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rome, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 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 starts in Rome. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rome) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rome. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1418, Longitude: -86.6688     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rome 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 Rome 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 313.426 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.671 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.725 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 Rome, 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 Rome.



 
 
 

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