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Drummond, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Drummond to Jasper, 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 108 miles [173.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 657 miles [1,057.3 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 6,548 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 7,258 miles [11,680.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,134 miles [8,262.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Drummond ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Drummond.

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

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Sonoma County

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


Fremont County

Our profile page for Drummond, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,477 miles [2,377 km] to the Northwest


Will County

Our profile page for Drummond, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the North


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Drummond, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Northeast

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Chippewa County

Our profile page for Drummond, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the North

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Granite County

Our profile page for Drummond, Granite County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,627 miles [2,618.4 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Drummond   [Map]
Distance: About 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km] to the Northeast

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Garfield County

Our profile page for Drummond, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Our profile page for Drummond   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Elk County

Our profile page for Drummond, Elk County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Drummond
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Suffolk City

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

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Bayfield County

Our profile page for Drummond, Bayfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 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 from Drummond. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Drummond) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drummond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7829, Longitude: -87.0186     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Drummond 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 Drummond 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 313.823 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.494 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.328 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 Drummond.