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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Simpson to Dadeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 59 miles [95 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 629 miles [1,012.3 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 6,527 miles [10,504.2 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 7,231 miles [11,637.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Simpson ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Simpson.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Simpson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 38 communities in the United States and Canada - with 38 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

Bradley County

Our profile page for Simpson, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the West

Pope County

Our profile page for Simpson, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Adams County

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

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Simpson, Las Animas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the West Northwest

Washington County

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

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Georgia

Heard County

Our profile page for Simpson, Heard County   [Map]
Distance: About 37 miles [59.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Johnson County

Our profile page for Simpson, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the North Northwest

White County

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

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Indiana

Huntington County

Our profile page for Simpson, Huntington County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the North

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Kansas

Cloud County

Our profile page for Simpson, Cloud County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the Northwest

McPherson County

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

Riley County

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

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Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for Simpson, Breathitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Simpson, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Muskegon County

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

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Minnesota

Olmsted County

Our profile page for Simpson, Olmsted County   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Smith County

Our profile page for Simpson, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Johnson County

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

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Simpson, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Northwest

Oregon County

Our profile page for Simpson, Oregon County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the Northwest

Saint Charles County

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

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Montana

Hill County

Our profile page for Simpson, Hill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Keya Paha County

Our profile page for Simpson, Keya Paha County
This community is historic.
Although located in Keya Paha County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Simpson, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,912 miles [3,077.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

San Juan County

Our profile page for Simpson, San Juan County
This community is historic.
Although located in San Juan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Pitt County

Our profile page for Simpson, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Marshall County

Our profile page for Simpson, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the West

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Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Simpson, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,151 miles [3,461.7 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

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

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Simpson, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the Northeast

McKean County

Our profile page for Simpson, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Simpson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,609 miles [2,589.4 km] to the North Northwest

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Simpson, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the East Northeast

Horry County

Our profile page for Simpson, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the East

Laurens County

Our profile page for Simpson, Laurens County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Campbell County

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

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West Virginia

Taylor County

Our profile page for Simpson, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the North Northeast

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Wyoming

Carbon County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Simpson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0718, Longitude: -85.7219     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Simpson 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 Simpson 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 313.005 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.45 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.965 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 Simpson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Simpson.



 
 
 

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