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Stokes, Alabama
(Tuscaloosa County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Stokes 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 6 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 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,599 miles [10,620.1 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 7,308 miles [11,761.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,185 miles [8,344.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stokes ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Stokes.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Stokes. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 19 communities in the United States - with 20 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

Randolph County

Our profile page for Stokes, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Putnam County

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

Illinois

White County

Our profile page for Stokes, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the North

Kentucky

Russell County

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

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Mississippi

Coahoma County

Our profile page for Stokes, Coahoma County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the West Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Stokes, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the West Southwest

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Stokes, 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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North Carolina

Caswell County

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

Pitt County

Our profile page for Stokes, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the East Northeast

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Stokes, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Warren County

Our profile page for Stokes, Warren County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Stokes, 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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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Stokes, Berkeley County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the East

Clarendon County

Our profile page for Stokes, Clarendon County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the East

Colleton County

Our profile page for Stokes, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the East

Hampton County

Our profile page for Stokes, Hampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Dyer County

Our profile page for Stokes, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Virginia

Goochland County

Our profile page for Stokes, Goochland County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Door County

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

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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 that starts in Stokes. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stokes) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stokes. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1354, Longitude: -87.5050     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stokes 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 Stokes 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 314.074 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.695 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.658 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 Stokes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stokes.



 
 
 

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