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Southside, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Southside to ...

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 172 miles [276.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Southside to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 617 miles [993 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,498 miles [10,457.5 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 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Southside ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Southside.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Southside. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 24 communities in the United States and Canada - with 24 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

Independence County

Our profile page for Southside, Independence County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the West Northwest

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Southside, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the West

Florida

Broward County

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

Lake County

Our profile page for Southside, 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.

Polk County

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

Sarasota County

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

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Georgia

Chatham County

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

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Idaho

Ada County

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

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Louisiana

Lafayette Parish

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

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Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Southside, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

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

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New Mexico

Colfax County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Southside   [Map]
Distance: About 1,943 miles [3,127 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Henderson County

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Southside, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East

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Ohio

Hamilton County

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

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Oregon

Lane County

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

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Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for Southside, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

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

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Tennessee

Hardin County

Our profile page for Southside, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the West Northwest

Maury County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Southside, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the North

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Virginia

Richmond City

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

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West Virginia

Mason County

Our profile page for Southside, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Northeast

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About Limestone County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7737, Longitude: -86.9645     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southside 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 Southside 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 313.846 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.657 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.089 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 Southside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Southside.



 
 
 

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