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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Rockford [Map], which is the Seat of Coosa County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Unity to Rockford, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,557 miles [10,552.5 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 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Unity ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Unity.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Unity. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 35 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

Cullman County

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

Tuscaloosa County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Unity, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the West

Greene County

Our profile page for Unity, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the Northwest

Howard County

Our profile page for Unity, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the West

Georgia

Franklin County

Our profile page for Unity, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East Northeast

Harris County

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

Heard County

Our profile page for Unity, Heard County   [Map]
Distance: About 73 miles [117.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Cassia County

Our profile page for Unity, Cassia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,623 miles [2,612 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Alexander County

Our profile page for Unity, Alexander County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Boyd County

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

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Unity, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Unity, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Unity, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the West

Lee County

Our profile page for Unity, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Jackson County

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

Scotland County

Our profile page for Unity, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Meagher County

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

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Unity, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

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

Rowan County

Our profile page for Unity, Rowan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Unity, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the North Northeast

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Unity, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Texas County

Our profile page for Unity, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Unity, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km] to the Northwest

Lane County

Our profile page for Unity, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,088 miles [3,360.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Unity, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Unity   [Map]
Distance: About 1,756 miles [2,826 km] to the North Northwest

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South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Unity, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Decatur County

Our profile page for Unity, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the North Northwest

Overton County

Our profile page for Unity, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the North Northeast

Weakley County

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

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Texas

Lamar County

Our profile page for Unity, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the West

Wilson County

Our profile page for Unity, Wilson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Southampton County

Our profile page for Unity, Southampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Marathon County

Our profile page for Unity, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the North Northwest

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Unity. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0054, Longitude: -86.3591     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Unity 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 Unity 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 313.379 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.873 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.229 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 Unity, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Unity.



 
 
 

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