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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Taylor 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 715 miles [1,150.7 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 6,606 miles [10,631.3 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 7,301 miles [11,749.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Taylor ...

We have found 55 communities that share the name Taylor.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Taylor. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 53 communities in the United States and Canada - with 53 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

Geneva County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Taylor, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 71 miles [114.3 km] to the Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

Our profile page for Taylor   [Map]
Distance: About 3,973 miles [6,393.9 km] to the North Northwest

Arizona

Apache County

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

Navajo County

Our profile page for Taylor, Navajo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km] to the West Northwest

Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Taylor, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the West Northwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Taylor, 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.

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Taylor   [Map]
Distance: About 2,416 miles [3,888.2 km] to the Northwest

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California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Taylor, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,805 miles [2,904.9 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

Our profile page for Taylor, Shasta County
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Colorado

Pueblo County

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

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Florida

Baker County

Our profile page for Taylor, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Crawford County

Our profile page for Taylor, 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.

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Idaho

Bingham County

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

Bonneville County

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

Idaho County

Our profile page for Taylor, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,931 miles [3,107.6 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Ogle County

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

Pike County

Our profile page for Taylor, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Tippecanoe County

Our profile page for Taylor, Tippecanoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Taylor, Pottawattamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Nemaha County

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

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Kentucky

Greenup County

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

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Taylor, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Taylor, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Baraga County

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

Isabella County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Taylor, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Taylor, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Marion County

Our profile page for Taylor, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the North Northwest

Ralls County

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

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Nebraska

Loup County

Our profile page for Taylor, Loup County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Taylor, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Burlington County

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

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New York

Cortland County

Our profile page for Taylor, Cortland County   [Map]
Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the North Northeast

Livingston County

Our profile page for Taylor, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Wilson County

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

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North Dakota

Stark County

Our profile page for Taylor, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,410 miles [2,269.2 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Franklin County

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

Geauga County

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

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Oklahoma

Beckham County

Our profile page for Taylor, Beckham County   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the West Northwest

Cotton County

Our profile page for Taylor, Cotton County   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Taylor   [Map]
Distance: About 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Multnomah County

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Taylor, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the North Northeast

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Taylor, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Sumter County

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

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Taylor, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North

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Texas

Williamson County

Our profile page for Taylor, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the West

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Taylor, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,628 miles [2,620 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Franklin County

Our profile page for Taylor, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Hardy County

Our profile page for Taylor, Hardy County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the North Northeast

Logan County

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

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Wisconsin

Jackson County

Our profile page for Taylor, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Campbell County

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Taylor, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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 begins in Taylor. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Taylor) 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 Taylor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Taylor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taylor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1652, Longitude: -85.4697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taylor 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 Taylor 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 312.734 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.872 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.273 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 Taylor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Taylor.



 
 
 

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