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Schley, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Rockford [Map], which is the Seat of Coosa County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Schley to Rockford, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 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 6,568 miles [10,570.2 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Schley ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Schley.

While the name Schley is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Schley, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the Southeast


Colquitt County

Our profile page for Schley, Colquitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the Southeast

Schley County

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


Spencer County

Our profile page for Schley, Spencer County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the North

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Howard County

Our profile page for Schley, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the North Northwest

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McPherson County

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

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Logan County

Our profile page for Schley, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the North

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Cass County

Our profile page for Schley, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Simpson County

Our profile page for Schley, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Missoula County

Our profile page for Schley, Missoula County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,752 miles [2,819.6 km] to the Northwest

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Elko County

Our profile page for Schley, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Orange County

Our profile page for Schley, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington County

Our profile page for Schley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the North Northeast

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Gloucester County

Our profile page for Schley, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Schley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7932, Longitude: -86.3700     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Schley 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 Schley 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 313.372 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.836 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.279 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 Schley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Schley.


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