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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Bainbridge to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Bainbridge to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Bainbridge to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,522 miles [10,496.1 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 7,238 miles [11,648.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Bainbridge ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Bainbridge.

While the name Bainbridge is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Bainbridge, we know of another community 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

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Bainbridge   [Map]
Distance: About 2,126 miles [3,421.5 km] to the Northwest


Decatur County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the South Southeast


Williamson County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the North Northwest


Putnam County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the North

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Christian County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the North

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Cecil County

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

Worcester County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Berrien County

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

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Cottonwood County

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

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Cape Girardeau County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Cape Girardeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the North Northwest

Clinton County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Clinton County
Although located in Clinton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the East

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Geauga County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Geauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the North Northeast

Ross County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the Northeast

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Lancaster County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northeast

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Kitsap County

Our profile page for Bainbridge, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,995 miles [3,210.6 km] to the Northwest

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <4>

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,136 miles [6,656.2 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bainbridge ...

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.

Emerald Shores   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Bainbridge   [Map]
Florence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Hideaway Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Kingman (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lake Coves   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lakeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Lakeview Highlands   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Lockland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Mount Pleasant (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Paradise Points   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sky Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Brooks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Village Pines   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Virginia Shores   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

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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 Bainbridge, 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Bainbridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bainbridge) 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 Bainbridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bainbridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bainbridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8209, Longitude: -87.6000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 314.238 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.117 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.344 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bainbridge could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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