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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from York to Livingston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,663 miles [10,723.1 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 7,372 miles [11,864.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,249 miles [8,447.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named York ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name York.

While the name York is unique within Alabama, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IllinoisMissouriPennsylvania 
 IndianaMontanaPrince Edward Island 

Alaska

Our profile page for York   [Map]
Distance: About 3,895 miles [6,268.4 km] to the North Northwest

Arizona

Greenlee County

Our profile page for York, Greenlee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km] to the West

California

Los Angeles County

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

Florida

Marion County

Our profile page for York, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Houston County

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

Rabun County

Our profile page for York, Rabun County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Idaho County

Our profile page for York, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,711 miles [2,753.6 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Clark County

Our profile page for York, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the North

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Indiana

Noble County

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

Steuben County

Our profile page for York, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Delaware County

Our profile page for York, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Ottawa County

Our profile page for York, 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.

Sedgwick County

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

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Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for York, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the North Northeast

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Maine

York County

Our profile page for York, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,208 miles [1,944.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Shiawassee County

Our profile page for York, Shiawassee County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the North Northeast

Washtenaw County

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

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Minnesota

Fillmore County

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Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the North Northwest

Lake County

Our profile page for York, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the North

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Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for York, Atchison County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for York, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,577 miles [2,537.9 km] to the Northwest

Meagher County

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

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Nebraska

York County

Our profile page for York, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for York, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for York, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Warren County

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

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North Dakota

Benson County

Our profile page for York, Benson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for York, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northeast

Sandusky County

Our profile page for York, Sandusky County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the North Northeast

Trumbull County

Our profile page for York, Trumbull County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the North Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for York, 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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Ontario

Our profile page for York   [Map]
Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for York, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for York   [Map]
Distance: About 1,639 miles [2,637.7 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for York   [Map]
Distance: About 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

York County

Our profile page for York, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Utah

Our profile page for York
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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Washington

King County

Our profile page for York, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,050 miles [3,299.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Mason County

Our profile page for York, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Jackson County

Our profile page for York, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the North

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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 York. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- York) 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 York. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from York

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in York. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4886, Longitude: -88.2984     [Map].

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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 York 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 314.505 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.105 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.102 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 York, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for York.



 
 
 

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