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Alden, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Alden to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,552 miles [10,544.4 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 7,262 miles [11,687.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Alden ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Alden.

While the name Alden is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Weld County

Our profile page for Alden, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the West Northwest


McHenry County

Our profile page for Alden, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the North


Hardin County

Our profile page for Alden, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the North Northwest


Rice County

Our profile page for Alden, Rice County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Antrim County

Our profile page for Alden, Antrim County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the North

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Freeborn County

Our profile page for Alden, Freeborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Morrill County

Our profile page for Alden, Morrill County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the Northwest

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Erie County

Our profile page for Alden, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Washington County

Our profile page for Alden, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the Northeast

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Caddo County

Our profile page for Alden, Caddo County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the West Northwest

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Our profile page for Alden   [Map]
Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the North

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Luzerne County

Our profile page for Alden, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Northeast

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King George County

Our profile page for Alden, King George County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Alden. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alden) 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 Alden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6390, Longitude: -86.9653     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alden 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 Alden 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 313.782 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.426 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.337 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 Alden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alden.