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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Sonoma to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,487 miles [10,439.8 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 7,196 miles [11,580.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sonoma ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Sonoma.

While the name Sonoma is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Sonoma, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,044 miles [3,289.5 km] to the West Northwest

Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sonoma, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the Northeast

Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Sonoma, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the North

North Carolina

Haywood County

Our profile page for Sonoma, Haywood County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Sonoma, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the West

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The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.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 starts in Sonoma. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sonoma) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sonoma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0751, Longitude: -85.9027     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 313.168 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.777 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.812 degrees.

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<7>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 Sonoma, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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