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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Waterloo to Florence, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 205 miles [329.9 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 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,536 miles [10,518.7 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 7,254 miles [11,674.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,129 miles [8,254.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Waterloo ...

We have found 56 communities that share the name Waterloo.

While the name Waterloo is unique within Alabama, we know of another 56 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Nevada County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the West Southwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Waterloo
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Waterloo, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,841 miles [2,962.8 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Irwin County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Irwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Monroe County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Waterloo, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the North Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the North Northeast

Johnson County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Black Hawk County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Black Hawk County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Kingman County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Kingman County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the West Northwest

Lane County

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

Lyon County

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

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Kentucky

Boone County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the North Northeast

Pulaski County

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

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Louisiana

Pointe Coupee Parish

Our profile page for Waterloo, Pointe Coupee Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the East Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the East Northeast

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Jackson County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Missouri

Clark County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the North Northwest

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Madison County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,464 miles [2,356.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Douglas County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the Northwest

Franklin County

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

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New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Luna County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Luna County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km] to the West

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New York

Seneca County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Union County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Waterloo   [Map]
Distance: About 1,395 miles [2,245 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Carroll County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the Northeast

Fairfield County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the Northeast

Hancock County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the Northeast

Summit County

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

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Oklahoma

Logan County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the West

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,943 miles [3,127 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the East Northeast

Juniata County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Juniata County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Waterloo   [Map]
Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Laurens County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Laurens County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Overton County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Grayson County

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

Williamson County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Alexandria City

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

Arlington County

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

Clarke County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the East Northeast

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the East Northeast

Hanover County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,790 miles [2,880.7 km] to the Northwest

Walla Walla County

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

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West Virginia

Mason County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Waterloo. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waterloo) 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 Waterloo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waterloo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterloo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9172, Longitude: -88.0654     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 314.531 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.468 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.519 degrees.

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<7>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 Waterloo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Waterloo.



 
 
 

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