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Sidney, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sidney to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full 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 Northeast (NE). 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 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,729 miles [10,829.3 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 7,432 miles [11,960.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,310 miles [8,545.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sidney ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Sidney.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Sidney. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 37 communities in the United States and Canada - with 36 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Sharp County

Our profile page for Sidney, Sharp County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the North Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sidney   [Map]
Distance: About 2,195 miles [3,532.5 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Elbert County

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

Routt County

Our profile page for Sidney, Routt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,221 miles [1,965 km] to the Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

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

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Georgia

Oconee County

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

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Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Sidney, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the North

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Indiana

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for Sidney, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the North

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Iowa

Fremont County

Our profile page for Sidney, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Finney County

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

Greeley County

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

Nemaha County

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

Ness County

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

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Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Sidney, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Sidney, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Sidney   [Map]
Distance: About 1,415 miles [2,277.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Montcalm County

Our profile page for Sidney, Montcalm County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the North

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Missouri

Putnam County

Our profile page for Sidney, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Chouteau County

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

Dawson County

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

Richland County

Our profile page for Sidney, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,423 miles [2,290.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Cheyenne County

Our profile page for Sidney, Cheyenne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Sidney, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Delaware County

Our profile page for Sidney, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

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

Columbus County

Our profile page for Sidney, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Cass County

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

Towner County

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

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Ohio

Shelby County

Our profile page for Sidney, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Sidney, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,100 miles [3,379.6 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Sidney, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Colleton County

Our profile page for Sidney, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Comanche County

Our profile page for Sidney, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the West

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Washington

Kitsap County

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

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West Virginia

Logan County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sidney, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Clark County

Our profile page for Sidney, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the North

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sidney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0680, Longitude: -88.2345     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sidney 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 Sidney 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 314.342 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.723 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.334 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 Sidney.



 
 
 

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