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 The location of Texas 

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Hamilton [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Texas to Hamilton, 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 most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,568 miles [10,570.2 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 7,281 miles [11,717.6 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 Texas ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Texas.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 LouisianaNew JerseyQuebec 

Georgia

Heard County

Our profile page for Texas, Heard County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Jackson County

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

Indiana

Dearborn County

Our profile page for Texas, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the North Northeast

Kentucky

Washington County

Our profile page for Texas, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Texas, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Texas, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Texas, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Kalamazoo County

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

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Mississippi

Kemper County

Our profile page for Texas, Kemper County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the Southwest

Stone County

Our profile page for Texas, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the South Southwest

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Texas, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the Northeast

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Texas, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Lewis County

Our profile page for Texas, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the Northeast

Oswego County

Our profile page for Texas, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Camden County

Our profile page for Texas, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Crawford County

Our profile page for Texas, 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.

Hamilton County

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

Henry County

Our profile page for Texas, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Texas, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the Northeast

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Texas, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Texas   [Map]
Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Texas, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the East

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Vermont

Essex County

Our profile page for Texas, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Tucker County

Our profile page for Texas, Tucker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Northeast

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Texas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9298, Longitude: -87.6786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Texas 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 Texas 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 314.233 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.988 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.566 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 Texas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Texas.



 
 
 

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