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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Barber, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Barber and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Barber:
    • 31.234215, -85.235617
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Barber
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Barber ...

We found eighteen communities that share the name Barber.

There is one other community in Alabama which is also named Barber.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another seventeen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Chambers County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Barber [Chambers County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Logan County
      • This Barber is located in Logan County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Barber that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Barber.
      • Scott County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Barber [Scott County].
      • White County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Barber [White County].
    • California
      • Butte County
      • This Barber is located in Butte County and lies 2,123 miles [3,416.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Barber that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Barber.
    • Idaho
      • Ada County
      • This Barber is located in Ada County and lies 1,880 miles [3,025.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Barber that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ada County community of Barber.
    • Kansas
      • Barber County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Barber [Barber County].
      • Crawford County
      • This Barber is located in Crawford County and lies 691 miles [1,112.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Barber that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Barber.
    • Maryland
      • Talbot County
      • This Barber is located in Talbot County and lies 729 miles [1,173.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Barber that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Barber.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Massachusetts community of Barber [Worcester County].
    • Montana
      • Golden Valley County
      • This Barber is located in Golden Valley County and lies 1,653 miles [2,660.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Barber that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Golden Valley County community of Barber.
    • New Jersey
      • Middlesex County
      • This Barber is located in Middlesex County and lies 886 miles [1,425.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Barber that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Barber.
    • North Carolina
      • Chowan County
      • This Barber is located in Chowan County and lies 600 miles [965.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Barber that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chowan County community of Barber.
      • Rowan County
      • This Barber is located in Rowan County and lies 407 miles [655 km] to the northeast of the Barber that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rowan County community of Barber.
    • Ohio
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Washington County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Barber.
    • Oklahoma
      • Cherokee County
      • This Barber is located in Cherokee County and lies 636 miles [1,023.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Barber that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Barber.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Union County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Barber [Union County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Iowa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Barber [Iowa County].

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 wonder 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)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottondale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottondale
    • Cottondale is located in Houston County
  • Forest Park
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
    • Forest Park is located in Houston County
  • Hebron
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
    • Hebron is located in Henry County
  • Love Hill
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Love Hill
    • Love Hill is located in Houston County
  • Melody Heights
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melody Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melody Heights
    • Melody Heights is located in Houston County
  • Pansey
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pansey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pansey
    • Pansey is located in Houston County
  • Parish
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parish have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parish
    • Parish is located in Houston County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parish <5>
  • Pleasant Plains
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Plains
    • Pleasant Plains is located in Houston County
  • Shady Heights
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Heights
    • Shady Heights is located in Houston County
  • Stadium Place
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stadium Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stadium Place
    • Stadium Place is located in Houston County
  • Terry Crossroads
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry Crossroads
    • Terry Crossroads is located in Houston County
  • Wiregrass Hills
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiregrass Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiregrass Hills
    • Wiregrass Hills is located in Houston County
  • Young America
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young America have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young America
    • Young America is located in Houston County

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 beginning in Barber and extending to:

  • Dothan, which is the Seat of Houston County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Barber to Dothan, with an average speed<6> 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, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 100 miles [160.9 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) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,592 miles [10,608.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,287 miles [11,727.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,169 miles [8,318.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Barber) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barber. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2342, Longitude: -85.2356       In this case, the coordinates for Barber have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.604 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.732 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.172 degrees.









 

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