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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Whitney to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,513 miles [10,481.7 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 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,099 miles [8,206 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whitney ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Whitney.

While the name Whitney is unique within Alabama, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

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

Arizona

Mohave County

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

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Whitney, Placer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,964 miles [3,160.8 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Lake County

Our profile page for Whitney, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Walton County

Our profile page for Whitney, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the East

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Idaho

Ada County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Whitney, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Michigan

Menominee County

Our profile page for Whitney, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Whitney, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Dawes County

Our profile page for Whitney, Dawes County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Whitney, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Whitney   [Map]
Distance: About 1,401 miles [2,254.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Grant County

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

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North Carolina

Stanly County

Our profile page for Whitney, Stanly County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Whitney, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Whitney   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Whitney, Baker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,850 miles [2,977.3 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Whitney, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Whitney, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

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

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Texas

Briscoe County

Our profile page for Whitney, Briscoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the West

Hill County

Our profile page for Whitney, Hill County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the West

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Washington

Skagit County

Our profile page for Whitney, Skagit County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,106 miles [3,389.3 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Whitney, Fayette County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Laramie County

Our profile page for Whitney, 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8679, Longitude: -86.2914     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitney 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 Whitney 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 313.39 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.005 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.015 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 Whitney, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitney.



 
 
 

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