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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Barber to Dothan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Northwest (NW). 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 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,592 miles [10,608.8 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 7,287 miles [11,727.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,169 miles [8,318.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Barber ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Barber.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Barber. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 17 communities in the United States - with 18 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Logan County

Our profile page for Barber, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the West Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Barber, Scott County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Scott County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

White County

Our profile page for Barber, White County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the Northwest

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Barber, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,123 miles [3,416.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Idaho

Ada County

Our profile page for Barber, Ada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,880 miles [3,025.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Barber County

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

Crawford County

Our profile page for Barber, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Talbot County

Our profile page for Barber, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

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

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Montana

Golden Valley County

Our profile page for Barber, Golden Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,653 miles [2,660.2 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Barber, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Chowan County

Our profile page for Barber, Chowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northeast

Rowan County

Our profile page for Barber, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Barber, Washington County
This community is historic.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Barber, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Union County

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

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Wisconsin

Iowa County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Barber ...

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.

Cottondale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West of Barber   [Map]
Forest Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Hebron   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Love Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Melody Heights   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pansey   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Parish   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant Plains   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Shady Heights   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Stadium Place   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Terry Crossroads   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Young America   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [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 Barber. 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.

Faye Dunaway
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Bascom (Florida) on Tueday January 14, 1941

Bascom [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Barber
 
Dave Monroe Edwards
  Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Alabama) on Thursday December 14, 1939 and died in Laguna Park (Texas) on Tueday December 6, 2016 at an age of 77.

Columbia [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Barber

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Monroe Edwards<9>

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About Houston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barber. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2343, Longitude: -85.2355     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barber 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 Barber 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 312.604 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.732 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.172 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Barber 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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<8>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 Barber, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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 Barber.



 
 
 

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