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Steele, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Steele to ...

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

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Steele to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 613 miles [986.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 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 6,506 miles [10,470.4 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 7,215 miles [11,611.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,092 miles [8,194.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Steele ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Steele.

While the name Steele is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Steele, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the West Northwest

California

San Luis Obispo County

Our profile page for Steele, San Luis Obispo County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,948 miles [3,135 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Steele, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the North

Indiana

Adams County

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

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Kentucky

Morgan County

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

Pike County

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

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Mississippi

Attala County

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

Scott County

Our profile page for Steele, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Steele, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Chouteau County

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

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North Dakota

Kidder County

Our profile page for Steele, Kidder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Fairfield County

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

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Tennessee

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Steele, 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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Virginia

Alleghany County

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

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Saint Clair County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Steele. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Steele

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steele. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9368, Longitude: -86.2010     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steele 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 Steele 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 313.339 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.956 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.963 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 Steele, 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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