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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Vernon to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Vernon to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Vernon to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,594 miles [10,612 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 7,307 miles [11,759.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,183 miles [8,341.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vernon ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Vernon.

While the name Vernon is unique within Alabama, we know of another 49 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Vernon, Apache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,233 miles [1,984.3 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Vernon   [Map]
Distance: About 1,940 miles [3,122.1 km] to the Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Vernon, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,720 miles [2,768.1 km] to the West

Stanislaus County

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

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Colorado

Yuma County

Our profile page for Vernon, Yuma County   [Map]
Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Tolland County

Our profile page for Vernon, Tolland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the Northeast

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Delaware

Kent County

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Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Duval County

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

Washington County

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Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Troup County

Our profile page for Vernon, Troup County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Ada County

Our profile page for Vernon, Ada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,646 miles [2,649 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Marion County

Our profile page for Vernon, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the North

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Indiana

Jennings County

Our profile page for Vernon, Jennings County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the North Northeast

Wabash County

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

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Iowa

Johnson County

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Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the North Northwest

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Vernon, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Allen County

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

Cowley County

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

Graham County

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

Ness County

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

Woodson County

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Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Monroe County

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Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

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Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

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Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Shiawassee County

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Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Dodge County

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Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Jasper County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the South Southwest

Madison County

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Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the West Southwest

Winston County

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Distance: About 71 miles [114.3 km] to the Southwest

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Nevada

Pershing County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,741 miles [2,801.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

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Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the Northeast

Sussex County

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Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Colfax County

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

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New York

Oneida County

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Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Vernon, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the Northeast

Richland County

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

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Vernon, Trumbull County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

McIntosh County

Our profile page for Vernon, McIntosh County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

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Distance: About 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Wyoming County

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Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

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Distance: About 1,047 miles [1,685 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Edgefield County

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

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Tennessee

Hickman County

Our profile page for Vernon, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Wilbarger County

Our profile page for Vernon, Wilbarger County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the West

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Utah

Tooele County

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Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Windham County

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Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Braxton County

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Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Northeast

Wetzel County

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Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Waukesha County

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Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the North

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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 from Vernon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vernon) 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 Vernon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vernon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vernon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7589, Longitude: -88.1144     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vernon 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 Vernon 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 314.488 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.259 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.78 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 Vernon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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