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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Trenton to Scottsboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 165 miles [265.5 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 584 miles [939.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,470 miles [10,412.5 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 7,182 miles [11,558.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,058 miles [8,140.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Trenton ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Trenton.

While the name Trenton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Trenton, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the West

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Trenton, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,031 miles [3,268.6 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Alachua County

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

Gilchrist County

Our profile page for Trenton, Gilchrist County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Dade County

Our profile page for Trenton, Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 43 miles [69.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Clinton County

Our profile page for Trenton, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Blackford County

Our profile page for Trenton, Blackford County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the North

Randolph County

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

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Iowa

Henry County

Our profile page for Trenton, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Kingman County

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

Labette County

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

Miami County

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

Saline County

Our profile page for Trenton, Saline County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the West Northwest

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Todd County

Our profile page for Trenton, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Trenton, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the West Southwest

Ouachita Parish

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

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Trenton, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Trenton, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Trenton, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Freeborn County

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

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Mississippi

Smith County

Our profile page for Trenton, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Grundy County

Our profile page for Trenton, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Hitchcock County

Our profile page for Trenton, Hitchcock County   [Map]
Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Lander County

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

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New Jersey

Mercer County

Our profile page for Trenton, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Curry County

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

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Trenton, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Jones County

Our profile page for Trenton, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Williams County

Our profile page for Trenton, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,288 miles [2,072.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Trenton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,447 miles [2,328.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Trenton, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the North Northeast

Jefferson County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Trenton   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Trenton, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Edgefield County

Our profile page for Trenton, Edgefield County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Trenton, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Fannin County

Our profile page for Trenton, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the West

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Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Trenton, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,470 miles [2,365.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Pierce County

Our profile page for Trenton, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trenton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7448, Longitude: -86.2517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trenton 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 Trenton 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 313.411 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.151 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.80 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 Trenton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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