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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Standard to Livingston, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 773 miles [1,244 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,666 miles [10,727.9 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 7,375 miles [11,868.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,252 miles [8,452.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Standard ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Standard.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Standard. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States and Canada - with 15 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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 AlaskaIndianaMissouriTexas
 AlbertaLouisianaNorth CarolinaWest Virginia
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 IllinoisMississippiPennsylvania 

Alaska

Our profile page for Standard   [Map]
Distance: About 3,344 miles [5,381.6 km] to the North Northwest

Alberta

Our profile page for Standard   [Map]
Distance: About 1,795 miles [2,888.8 km] to the Northwest

California

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Standard, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,837 miles [2,956.4 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Putnam County

Our profile page for Standard, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the North

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Indiana

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Standard, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North

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Louisiana

La Salle Parish

Our profile page for Standard, La Salle Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the West

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Standard, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Garrett County

Our profile page for Standard, Garrett County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Hancock County

Our profile page for Standard, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Missouri

DeKalb County

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

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Oklahoma

Logan County

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

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Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Standard, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Grayson County

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

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Standard, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Standard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4140, Longitude: -88.2923     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Standard 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 Standard 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 314.495 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.084 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.113 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 Standard.



 
 
 

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