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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Seminole to ...

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

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Seminole to Bay Minette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 145 miles [233.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,723 miles [10,819.6 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 7,422 miles [11,944.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,302 miles [8,532.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Seminole ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Seminole.

While the name Seminole is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Seminole, Hillsborough County
Although located in Hillsborough County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Seminole, Okaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 63 miles [101.4 km] to the East

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Seminole, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the East Southeast

North Carolina

Harnett County

Our profile page for Seminole, Harnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Seminole County

Our profile page for Seminole, Seminole County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Seminole, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Hampton County

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

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Texas

Gaines County

Our profile page for Seminole, Gaines County   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Seminole, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the North Northeast

Summers County

Our profile page for Seminole, Summers County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Seminole. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Seminole

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seminole. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5152, Longitude: -87.4739     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seminole 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 Seminole 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 313.842 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.067 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.142 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Seminole.



 
 
 

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