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Spencer, Alabama
(Bibb County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Spencer to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take three full days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 702 miles [1,129.8 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 6,597 miles [10,616.8 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 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spencer ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Spencer.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Spencer. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States - with 35 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

Baxter County

Our profile page for Spencer, Baxter County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Spencer, Gunnison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km] to the West Northwest

Idaho

Clark County

Our profile page for Spencer, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,549 miles [2,492.9 km] to the Northwest

Illinois

Pike County

Our profile page for Spencer, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the North Northwest

Will County

Our profile page for Spencer, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the North

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Indiana

Owen County

Our profile page for Spencer, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the North

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Iowa

Clay County

Our profile page for Spencer, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Atchison County

Our profile page for Spencer, Atchison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Atchison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ness County

Our profile page for Spencer, 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.

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Spencer, Shawnee County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Bell County

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

Montgomery County

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

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Louisiana

Union Parish

Our profile page for Spencer, Union Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the West

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Spencer, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Kalkaska County

Our profile page for Spencer, Kalkaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Copiah County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Spencer, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the West

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Missouri

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Spencer, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Boyd County

Our profile page for Spencer, Boyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Spencer, Lander County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,698 miles [2,732.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Tioga County

Our profile page for Spencer, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Moore County

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

Rowan County

Our profile page for Spencer, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Lorain County

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

Lucas County

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

Medina County

Our profile page for Spencer, Medina County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the North Northeast

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Spencer, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma County

Our profile page for Spencer, Oklahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the West Northwest

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South Dakota

McCook County

Our profile page for Spencer, McCook County   [Map]
Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Spencer, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Henry County

Our profile page for Spencer, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Roane County

Our profile page for Spencer, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Marathon County

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

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Wyoming

Weston County

Our profile page for Spencer, Weston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the Northwest

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9448, Longitude: -87.2464     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spencer 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 Spencer 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 313.905 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.473 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.593 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 Spencer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Spencer.



 
 
 

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