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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wright to Florence, with an average speed<2> 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 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 202 miles [325.1 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 663 miles [1,067 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 6,533 miles [10,513.8 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 7,251 miles [11,669.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,126 miles [8,249.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wright ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Wright.

While the name Wright is unique within Alabama, we know of another 34 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Wright, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the West

Pike County

Our profile page for Wright, Pike County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Wright   [Map]
Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Wright, Okaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Idaho

Kootenai County

Our profile page for Wright, Kootenai County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Coles County

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

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Indiana

Greene County

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

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Iowa

Mahaska County

Our profile page for Wright, Mahaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Ford County

Our profile page for Wright, Ford County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Letcher County

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

Muhlenberg County

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

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Louisiana

Vermilion Parish

Our profile page for Wright, Vermilion Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Gratiot County

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

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Wright, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Carlton County

Our profile page for Wright, Carlton County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

Our profile page for Wright, Bolivar County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the West Southwest

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New Mexico

Otero County

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

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New York

Washington County

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Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Dickey County

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

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Ohio

Greene County

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

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Oklahoma

Lincoln County

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

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Oregon

Jackson County

Our profile page for Wright, 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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Quebec

Our profile page for Wright   [Map]
Distance: About 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Wright, 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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Tennessee

Lake County

Our profile page for Wright, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the Northwest

Tipton County

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

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Texas

Hale County

Our profile page for Wright, Hale County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the West

Parker County

Our profile page for Wright, Parker County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the West

Swisher County

Our profile page for Wright, 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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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Wright, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,356 miles [2,182.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Norfolk City

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

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Wright, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Wright, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Wyoming

Campbell County

Our profile page for Wright, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Wright. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wright) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wright. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9087, Longitude: -87.9900     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wright 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 Wright 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 314.484 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.413 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.489 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 Wright, 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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