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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tilden to Selma, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 54 miles [86.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,635 miles [10,678 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 7,339 miles [11,811 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,217 miles [8,395.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tilden ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Tilden.

While the name Tilden is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Illinois

Randolph County

Our profile page for Tilden, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Hendricks County

Our profile page for Tilden, Hendricks County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the North

Kentucky

Webster County

Our profile page for Tilden, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the North

Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish

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

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Maine

Hancock County

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

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Minnesota

Polk County

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

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Mississippi

Itawamba County

Our profile page for Tilden, Itawamba County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Dallas County

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Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Madison County

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Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Yadkin County

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

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North Dakota

Benson County

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Distance: About 1,278 miles [2,056.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Grant County

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

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Pennsylvania

York County

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

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Texas

McMullen County

Our profile page for Tilden, McMullen County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the West Southwest

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West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Tilden, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

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Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tilden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0660, Longitude: -87.1430     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tilden 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 Tilden 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 313.779 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.206 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.728 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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