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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Trinity to Selma, 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 65 miles [104.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 730 miles [1,174.8 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 6,627 miles [10,665.1 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 7,333 miles [11,801.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,210 miles [8,384.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Trinity ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Trinity.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Trinity. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Trinity, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the Northeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for Trinity, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the North


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 GeorgiaMississippiNorth CarolinaTexas
 IndianaMissouriOhioVirginia
 KentuckyMontanaOntarioWashington

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Trinity, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Pasco County

Our profile page for Trinity, Pasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Liberty County

Our profile page for Trinity, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the East

Indiana

Jay County

Our profile page for Trinity, Jay County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the North Northeast

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Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Trinity, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the North Northeast

Lewis County

Our profile page for Trinity, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Catahoula Parish

Our profile page for Trinity, Catahoula Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the West

Iberville Parish

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

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Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Trinity, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northeast

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Trinity, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

DeSoto County

Our profile page for Trinity, DeSoto County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the Northwest

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Trinity, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 88 miles [141.6 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Adair County

Our profile page for Trinity, Adair County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Trinity, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,638 miles [2,636.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Churchill County

Our profile page for Trinity, Churchill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,812 miles [2,916.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Trinity   [Map]
Distance: About 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Randolph County

Our profile page for Trinity, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Trinity, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Lorain County

Our profile page for Trinity, Lorain County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Trinity   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Newberry County

Our profile page for Trinity, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Trinity, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the North

Williamson County

Our profile page for Trinity, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the North

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Texas

Trinity County

Our profile page for Trinity, Trinity County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the West

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Virginia

Botetourt County

Our profile page for Trinity, Botetourt County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Chelan County

Our profile page for Trinity, Chelan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,043 miles [3,287.9 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trinity. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4468, Longitude: -87.3828     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trinity 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 Trinity 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 313.951 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.458 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.747 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 Trinity, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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