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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Andalusia [Map], which is the Seat of Covington County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Stanley 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,646 miles [10,695.7 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 7,345 miles [11,820.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,225 miles [8,408.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stanley ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Stanley.

While the name Stanley is unique within Alabama, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Stanley, Graham County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Graham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Pike County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pike County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,313 miles [3,722.4 km] to the Northwest

California

Napa County

Our profile page for Stanley, Napa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,077 miles [3,342.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Idaho

Custer County

Our profile page for Stanley, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,783 miles [2,869.5 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Warrick County

Our profile page for Stanley, Warrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Stanley, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Stanley, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Daviess County

Our profile page for Stanley, Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the North

Pike County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Allen Parish

Our profile page for Stanley, Allen Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the West

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Stanley, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the West

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Stanley
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Stanley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Stanley, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

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

Lapeer County

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

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Minnesota

Isanti County

Our profile page for Stanley, Isanti County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km] to the North Northwest

Yellow Medicine County

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

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Missouri

Buchanan County

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

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Holt County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,479 miles [2,380.2 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Morris County

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

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New Mexico

Santa Fe County

Our profile page for Stanley, Santa Fe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Stanley, Ontario County   [Map]
Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Gaston County

Our profile page for Stanley, Gaston County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Mountrail County

Our profile page for Stanley, Mountrail County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,447 miles [2,328.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,562 miles [2,513.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Henry County

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

Washington County

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

Wood County

Our profile page for Stanley, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Pushmataha County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pushmataha County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km] to the North

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Oregon

Clackamas County

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

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Stanley, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the North Northeast

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South Dakota

Stanley County

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

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Tennessee

Marion County

Our profile page for Stanley, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Page County

Our profile page for Stanley, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Stanley, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Stanley, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2010, Longitude: -86.4477     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stanley 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 Stanley 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 313.302 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.536 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.63 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 Stanley, 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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