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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sheffield to ...

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

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 185 miles [297.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Sheffield to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 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 6,529 miles [10,507.4 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 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,120 miles [8,239.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sheffield ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Sheffield.

While the name Sheffield is unique within Alabama, we know of another 27 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Jefferson County

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

Georgia

Camden County

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

Early County

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

Newton County

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

Rockdale County

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

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Illinois

Bureau County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Bureau County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Lake County

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

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Iowa

Franklin County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Decatur County

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

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Berkshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the North

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Missouri

Cape Girardeau County

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

Jackson County

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

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Montana

Custer County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Sheffield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,356 miles [2,182.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Davie County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Davie County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Lorain County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Lorain County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sheffield   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Warren County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Beadle County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Beadle County   [Map]
Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Rhea County

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

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Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the West Southwest

Pecos County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Pecos County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Caledonia County

Our profile page for Sheffield, Caledonia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Lynchburg City

Our profile page for Sheffield, Lynchburg City   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 beginning in Sheffield. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sheffield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sheffield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sheffield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheffield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7557, Longitude: -87.7008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 314.297 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.175 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.40 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 Sheffield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sheffield.



 
 
 

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