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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Townley to Jasper, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 675 miles [1,086.3 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 6,563 miles [10,562.1 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 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Townley ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Townley.

While the name Townley is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Townley, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the North Northeast

Missouri

Dunklin County

Our profile page for Townley, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the Northwest

New Jersey

Union County

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

Texas

Walker County

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

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The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Townley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Townley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Townley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8290, Longitude: -87.4317     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Townley 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 Townley 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 314.076 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.793 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.486 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Townley.



 
 
 

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