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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Blanche to Centre, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 568 miles [914.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,462 miles [10,399.6 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 7,170 miles [11,539 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,047 miles [8,122.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blanche ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Blanche.

While the name Blanche is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Kansas

Elk County

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

Kentucky

Bell County

Our profile page for Blanche, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the North Northeast

Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Blanche, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the West Southwest

Mississippi

Yalobusha County

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

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Missouri

Douglas County

Our profile page for Blanche, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Chase County

Our profile page for Blanche, Chase County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Caswell County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Blanche   [Map]
Distance: About 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Blanche   [Map]
Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the North

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Quebec

Our profile page for Blanche   [Map]
Distance: About 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Horry County

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

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Tennessee

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Blanche, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Hancock County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Blanche ...

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.

Broomtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Blanche   [Map]
Cedar Springs (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Congo   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dewey   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dog Town   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Fisher Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Grassland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Grover   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jamestown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lickskillet   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Little River   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pumpkin Center   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Starkville (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Tucker (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [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 Blanche. 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.

Willard Lee Nixon
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Taylorsville (Georgia) on Sunday June 17, 1928 and died in Rome (Georgia) on Thursday December 14, 2000 at an age of 72. He was buried at East View Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia) [Map].

Taylorsville [Map] is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast of Blanche

Rome [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Blanche

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 starts in Blanche. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blanche) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blanche. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3634, Longitude: -85.6100     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blanche 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 Blanche 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 313.006 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.631 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.627 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Blanche 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 Blanche, 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 Blanche.



 
 
 

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