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Upton, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Upton to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 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 6,489 miles [10,443 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 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Upton ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Upton.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Upton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 29 communities in the United States and Canada - with 28 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Upton, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,034 miles [3,273.4 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Coffee County

Our profile page for Upton, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Lake County

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

Indiana

Posey County

Our profile page for Upton, Posey County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Miami County

Our profile page for Upton, 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.

Phillips County

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

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Kentucky

Hardin County

Our profile page for Upton, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the North

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Maine

Oxford County

Our profile page for Upton, Oxford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Upton, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Clare County

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

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Minnesota

Blue Earth County

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

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Mississippi

Simpson County

Our profile page for Upton, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Scotland County

Our profile page for Upton, Scotland County
Although located in Scotland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Texas County

Our profile page for Upton, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Custer County

Our profile page for Upton, Custer County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Custer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Upton, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Upton, Roosevelt County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the West

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New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Upton, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Upton, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Sandusky County

Our profile page for Upton, Sandusky County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Upton, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Upton, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Upton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Upton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Upton, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Beaver County

Our profile page for Upton, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,533 miles [2,467.1 km] to the West Northwest

Summit County

Our profile page for Upton, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Upton, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Weston County

Our profile page for Upton, Weston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Upton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0740, Longitude: -85.9461     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upton 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 Upton 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 313.193 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.807 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.83 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 Upton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Upton.



 
 
 

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