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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Alabama City to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 602 miles [968.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,496 miles [10,454.3 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 7,204 miles [11,593.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,081 miles [8,177.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alabama City ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cave Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Alabama City   [Map]
Crudup   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Daisy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gilberts Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Goodyear   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Happy Hollow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Lester   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Littleton   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Maryville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Noble Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pull Tight (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Rainbow City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Scenic Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Walnut Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Wisdom Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Alabama City. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Willie Smith
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Anniston (Alabama) on Saturday February 11, 1939 and died in Anniston (Alabama) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at an age of 66.

Anniston [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Alabama City

Anniston [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Alabama City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Smith<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 from Alabama City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alabama City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alabama City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alabama City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alabama City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0223, Longitude: -86.0455     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alabama City 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 Alabama City 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 313.25 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.865 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.882 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alabama City.



 
 
 

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