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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from State Line to Huntsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 183 miles [294.5 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 590 miles [949.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,472 miles [10,415.7 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 7,185 miles [11,563.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,061 miles [8,144.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named State Line ...

We have found 55 communities that share the name State Line.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named State Line. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 52 communities in the United States - with 55 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Houston County

Our profile page for State Line, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the South Southeast

Limestone County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for State Line, 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.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Columbia County

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

Lafayette County

Our profile page for State Line, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the West Southwest

Connecticut

Litchfield County

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

Tolland County

Our profile page for State Line, Tolland County   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Jackson County

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

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Georgia

Heard County

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

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Idaho

Kootenai County

Our profile page for State Line, Kootenai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,790 miles [2,880.7 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Clark County

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

Cook County

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

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Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for State Line, 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.

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for State Line, Saint Joseph County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the North

Vigo County

Our profile page for State Line, Vigo County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the North

Warren County

Our profile page for State Line, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the North

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Iowa

Taylor County

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

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Kansas

Cherokee County

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

Cheyenne County

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

Crawford County

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

Hamilton County

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

Harper County

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

Seward County

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

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Kentucky

Fulton County

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

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Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

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

Washington Parish

Our profile page for State Line, Washington Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Allegany County

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

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for State Line, Berkshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the Northeast

Hampden County

Our profile page for State Line, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Carlton County

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

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Mississippi

Greene County

Our profile page for State Line, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the South Southwest

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for State Line, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Broome County

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

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for State Line, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the North Northeast

Columbia County

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

Dutchess County

Our profile page for State Line, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cherokee County

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

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Ohio

Columbiana County

Our profile page for State Line, Columbiana County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the Northeast

Trumbull County

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

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Oregon

Umatilla County

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

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Pennsylvania

Bedford County

Our profile page for State Line, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the Northeast

Bradford County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for State Line, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the Northeast

McKean County

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

Mercer County

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

Susquehanna County

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

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South Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for State Line, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

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

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Tennessee

Giles County

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

Scott County

Our profile page for State Line, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the Northeast

Shelby County

Our profile page for State Line, Shelby County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the West

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Texas

Culberson County

Our profile page for State Line, Culberson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the West

Gaines County

Our profile page for State Line, Gaines County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the West

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Wisconsin

Kenosha County

Our profile page for State Line, Kenosha County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the North

Oneida County

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

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About Madison County

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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 'straight-line' distance starting from State Line. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- State Line) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in State Line. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9906, Longitude: -86.5714     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for State Line 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 State Line 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 313.617 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.423 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.876 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 State Line, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for State Line.



 
 
 

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