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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Talladega [Map], which is the Seat of Talladega County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Binghamtown to Talladega, 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 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,523 miles [10,497.8 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 7,230 miles [11,635.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,107 miles [8,218.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Binghamtown ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Binghamtown.

While the name Binghamtown is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Kentucky

Bell County

Our profile page for Binghamtown, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the North Northeast

South Carolina

Chester County

Our profile page for Binghamtown, Chester County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Binghamtown ...

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.

Blue Eye   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Binghamtown   [Map]
Colony   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Dunrowin   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
England Isle   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Eureka   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Eureka Shores   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Halls Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lincoln   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Mays Bend   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Windsong Island   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [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 Binghamtown. 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.

Jim Nabors
  Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at an age of 87.

Sylacauga [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Binghamtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors<8>
 
Willie Smith
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Anniston (Alabama) on Saturday February 11, 1939 and died in Anniston (Alabama) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at an age of 66.

Anniston [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Binghamtown

Anniston [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Binghamtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Smith

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Binghamtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5801, Longitude: -86.1869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Binghamtown 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 Binghamtown 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 313.311 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.874 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.037 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 Binghamtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Binghamtown.