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Abercrombie, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Abercrombie to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,598 miles [10,618.5 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 7,306 miles [11,757.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Abercrombie ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Abercrombie.

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

In addition to the above occurrences of Abercrombie, we know of 3 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities located internationally

Communities Outside of Alabama

North Dakota

Richland County

Our profile page for Abercrombie, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,065 miles [1,714 km] to the North Northwest

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Abercrombie   [Map]
Distance: About 1,568 miles [2,523.5 km] to the Northeast


Brazoria County

Our profile page for Abercrombie, Brazoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the West Southwest

Travis County

Our profile page for Abercrombie, Travis County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


- New South Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 9,214 miles [14,828.5 km] to the West Southwest

- New South Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 9,191 miles [14,791.5 km] to the West Southwest

Mauritius   [Map]

Distance: About 10,090 miles [16,238.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abercrombie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8487, Longitude: -87.1650     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abercrombie 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 Abercrombie 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.85 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.396 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.581 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Abercrombie.