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Barney, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Barney to Jasper, 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 107 miles [172.2 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 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 666 miles [1,071.8 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 6,557 miles [10,552.5 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 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Barney ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Barney.

While the name Barney is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Faulkner County

Our profile page for Barney, Faulkner County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the West Northwest


Brooks County

Our profile page for Barney, Brooks County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the Southeast


Madison County

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


Dent County

Our profile page for Barney, Dent County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Dent County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Otoe County

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

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Union County

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

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Richland County

Our profile page for Barney, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7162, Longitude: -87.1586     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barney 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 Barney 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 313.904 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.578 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.398 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 Barney, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Barney.