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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Shawmut to LaFayette, with an average speed<2> 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 71 miles [114.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,515 miles [10,484.9 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 7,216 miles [11,613 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,095 miles [8,199.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shawmut ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Shawmut.

While the name Shawmut 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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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Shawmut, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,579 miles [2,541.2 km] to the West

Arkansas

Pike County

Our profile page for Shawmut, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Anderson County

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

Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Shawmut, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

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

Suffolk County

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

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Montana

Wheatland County

Our profile page for Shawmut, Wheatland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,585 miles [2,550.8 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

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

Elk County

Our profile page for Shawmut, Elk County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Kent County

Our profile page for Shawmut, Kent County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Kent County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shawmut. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8404, Longitude: -85.1833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shawmut 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 Shawmut 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 312.675 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.037 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.807 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 Shawmut, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shawmut.



 
 
 

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