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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Walker once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Walker to:

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Walker to Tuscumbia, with an average speed<3> 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 200 miles [321.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,540 miles [10,525.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,257 miles [11,679 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,132 miles [8,259.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Walker ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Walker.

While the name Walker is unique within Alabama, we know of another 48 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Walker, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km] to the West

Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Walker, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the West Southwest

White County

Our profile page for Walker, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Walker   [Map]
Distance: About 2,108 miles [3,392.5 km] to the Northwest

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Walker, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km] to the West

Mono County

Our profile page for Walker, Mono County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,749 miles [2,814.7 km] to the West Northwest

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Walker, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,930 miles [3,106 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Walker, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Walker, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Georgia

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Walker, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Madison County

Our profile page for Walker, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,398 miles [2,249.9 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Macon County

Our profile page for Walker, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North

Will County

Our profile page for Walker, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the North

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Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for Walker, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Walker, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Knox County

Our profile page for Walker, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Walker, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the West Southwest

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Walker, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Walker, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,311 miles [2,109.8 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Walker, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Walker, Bristol County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Bristol County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Emmet County

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

Kalamazoo County

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

Kent County

Our profile page for Walker, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the North

Ottawa County

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

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Minnesota

Cass County

Our profile page for Walker, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Tishomingo County

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

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Missouri

Vernon County

Our profile page for Walker, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Walker, Gallatin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,417 miles [2,280.4 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Chaves County

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

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Walker, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the Northeast

Oswego County

Our profile page for Walker, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Cleveland County

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

Tulsa County

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

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Walker, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,951 miles [3,139.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Walker, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northeast

Tioga County

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

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South Carolina

Barnwell County

Our profile page for Walker, Barnwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Southeast

Spartanburg County

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

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South Dakota

Corson County

Our profile page for Walker, Corson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Shelby County

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

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Texas

Fort Bend County

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

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Walker, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Walker, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,775 miles [2,856.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Walker, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Wood County

Our profile page for Walker, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Laramie County

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

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About Colbert County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Walker, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Walker. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Walker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8390, Longitude: -88.0667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walker have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Walker to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.528 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.453 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.536 degrees.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Walker.



 
 
 

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