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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Superior to Columbiana, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,571 miles [10,575 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 7,279 miles [11,714.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,156 miles [8,297.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Superior ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Superior.

While the name Superior is unique within Alabama, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Pinal County

Our profile page for Superior, Pinal County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km] to the West

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Superior, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km] to the West Northwest

Indiana

Parke County

Our profile page for Superior, Parke County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the North

Iowa

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Superior, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Jewell County

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

Osage County

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

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Superior, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the West

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Michigan

Charlevoix County

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

Chippewa County

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

Houghton County

Our profile page for Superior, Houghton County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the North

Marquette County

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

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Superior, Washtenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Montana

Mineral County

Our profile page for Superior, Mineral County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Nuckolls County

Our profile page for Superior, Nuckolls County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Superior, Nye County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Lawrence County

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

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Superior, Trumbull County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Superior, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Superior, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Superior, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,467 miles [2,360.9 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

McDowell County

Our profile page for Superior, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Douglas County

Our profile page for Superior, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Sweetwater County

Our profile page for Superior, Sweetwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,338 miles [2,153.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Shelby County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 starting in Superior. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Superior) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Superior. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2107, Longitude: -86.9303     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Superior 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 Superior 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 313.734 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.311 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.413 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 Superior, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Superior.



 
 
 

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