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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stringer to Decatur, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 146 miles [235 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 619 miles [996.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 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 7,218 miles [11,616.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,094 miles [8,198 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stringer ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Stringer.

While the name Stringer is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Mississippi County

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

Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Stringer, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the Southwest

Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Stringer, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Stringer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stringer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stringer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4356, Longitude: -86.7564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stringer 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 Stringer 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 313.701 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.443 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.078 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 Stringer.



 
 
 

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