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Whitfield, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 172 miles [276.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Whitfield to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 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 7,211 miles [11,605 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,086 miles [8,185.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whitfield ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Whitfield.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Whitfield. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 21 communities in the United States and Canada - with 21 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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Arkansas

Conway County

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

Florida

Manatee County

Our profile page for Whitfield, Manatee County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the South Southeast

Santa Rosa County

Our profile page for Whitfield, Santa Rosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the South

Georgia

Troup County

Our profile page for Whitfield, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Southeast

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Indiana

Martin County

Our profile page for Whitfield, Martin County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the North

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Kansas

Graham County

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

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Bullitt County

Our profile page for Whitfield, Bullitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Whitfield, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the South Southwest

Rankin County

Our profile page for Whitfield, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the Southwest

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New Mexico

Catron County

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

Socorro County

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

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New York

Ulster County

Our profile page for Whitfield, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Montgomery County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Whitfield   [Map]
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Whitfield, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Jackson County

Our profile page for Whitfield, 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.

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Tennessee

Hickman County

Our profile page for Whitfield, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 79 miles [127.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Swisher County

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

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Virginia

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Whitfield, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Ohio County

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

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About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 from Whitfield. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7756, Longitude: -86.9375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitfield 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 Whitfield 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 313.83 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.639 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.077 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 Whitfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitfield.



 
 
 

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