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Barnesville, Alabama
(Tallapoosa County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Barnesville to Dadeville, 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 36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,548 miles [10,538 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 7,251 miles [11,669.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,129 miles [8,254.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Barnesville ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Barnesville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Barnesville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States and Canada - with 16 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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Weld County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km] to the West Northwest


New Haven County

Our profile page for Barnesville, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the Northeast


Lamar County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 99 miles [159.3 km] to the East Northeast

Pike County

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

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Bourbon County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Bourbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the Northwest

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the Northeast

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Clay County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the North Northwest

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DeSoto County

Our profile page for Barnesville, DeSoto County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the Northwest

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Clinton County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the Northwest

Macon County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Barnesville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km] to the Northeast

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Robeson County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Robeson County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Belmont County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the Northeast

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for Barnesville, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Charlotte County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barnesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7057, Longitude: -85.8158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barnesville 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 Barnesville 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 313.039 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.438 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.081 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Barnesville.