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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Abbeville [Map], which is the Seat of Henry County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Southgate to Abbeville, 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 87 miles [140 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,592 miles [10,608.8 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 7,288 miles [11,728.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,169 miles [8,318.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Southgate ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Southgate.

While the name Southgate is unique within Alabama, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Southgate, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,124 miles [3,418.2 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Sarasota County

Our profile page for Southgate, Sarasota County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Southgate, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 71 miles [114.3 km] to the East

Hall County

Our profile page for Southgate, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Ogle County

Our profile page for Southgate, Ogle County   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

LaPorte County

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

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Kentucky

Campbell County

Our profile page for Southgate, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the North

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Southgate, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the Northeast

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Southgate, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Southgate, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the North

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North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for Southgate, Craven County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Southgate, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Southgate, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the North

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Ontario

Our profile page for Southgate   [Map]
Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Southgate, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the Northeast

Sumter County

Our profile page for Southgate, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Southgate, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Washington

Pierce County

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

Thurston County

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

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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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Southgate. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Southgate) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southgate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3405, Longitude: -85.3499     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southgate 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 Southgate 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 312.677 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.831 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.192 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 Southgate.



 
 
 

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