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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Zuni once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Zuni to:

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Zuni to Anniston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). 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 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,489 miles [10,443 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,196 miles [11,580.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,073 miles [8,164.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Zuni ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Zuni.

While the name Zuni is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Colorado

Adams County

Our profile page for Zuni, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km] to the West Northwest

New Mexico

Dona Ana County

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

McKinley County

Our profile page for Zuni, McKinley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,302 miles [2,095.4 km] to the West Northwest

Virginia

Isle of Wight County

Our profile page for Zuni, Isle of Wight County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Zuni, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Zuni. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Zuni) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zuni. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8882, Longitude: -85.7277     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Zuni have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Zuni to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.053 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.619 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.784 degrees.

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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 Zuni.



 
 
 

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