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Shawnee, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Camden [Map], which is the Seat of Wilcox County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Shawnee to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,641 miles [10,687.7 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 7,345 miles [11,820.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,223 miles [8,405.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shawnee ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Shawnee.

While the name Shawnee is unique within Alabama, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the North Northwest

Colorado

Park County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Park County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Glades County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Glades County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Effingham County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the East

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Kansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Clark County

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

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Benton County

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

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New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Catawba County

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

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North Dakota

Grand Forks County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Grand Forks County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Allen County

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

Perry County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Mifflin County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Northeast

Monroe County

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

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Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Angelina County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the West

Grayson County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Lee County

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

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Shawnee, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,128 miles [3,424.7 km] to the Northwest

Whitman County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,885 miles [3,033.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Pleasants County

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

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Wyoming

Converse County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Converse County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shawnee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9938, Longitude: -87.2069     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shawnee 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 Shawnee 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 313.811 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.234 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.766 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 Shawnee.



 
 
 

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