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Thomasville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Thomasville to Grove Hill, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,668 miles [10,731.1 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 7,373 miles [11,865.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,250 miles [8,449.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thomasville ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Thomasville.

While the name Thomasville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Lee County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Northwest


Pitkin County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Pitkin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the West Northwest


Fulton County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the East Northeast

Thomas County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Thomas County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the East Southeast

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the North

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Clayton County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Cowley County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Cowley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Cowley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Rankin County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the West

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Oregon County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Oregon County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Gallatin County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Gallatin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,568 miles [2,523.5 km] to the Northwest

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Clinton County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Thomasville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the Northeast

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York County

Our profile page for Thomasville, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the Northeast

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Cheatham County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Cheatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Thomasville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thomasville) 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 Thomasville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thomasville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomasville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9109, Longitude: -87.7418     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomasville 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 Thomasville 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 314.123 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.584 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.99 degrees.

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<7>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 Thomasville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Thomasville.


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