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Eddy, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Eddy to Guntersville, 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 139 miles [223.7 km] to the South (S). 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 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 611 miles [983.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,499 miles [10,459.1 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 7,211 miles [11,605 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,086 miles [8,185.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eddy ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Eddy.

While the name Eddy is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Eddy   [Map]
Distance: About 2,088 miles [3,360.3 km] to the Northwest


Routt County

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


Baker County

Our profile page for Eddy, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the Southeast


Lake County

Our profile page for Eddy, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the North

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LaGrange County

Our profile page for Eddy, LaGrange County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the North

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Sanders County

Our profile page for Eddy, Sanders County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,733 miles [2,789 km] to the Northwest

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Hayes County

Our profile page for Eddy, Hayes County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Hayes County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Eddy, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 923 miles [1,485.4 km] to the Northeast

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Kay County

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

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Gilliam County

Our profile page for Eddy, Gilliam County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,926 miles [3,099.6 km] to the Northwest

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McLennan County

Our profile page for Eddy, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Eddy, Franklin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Franklin 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Eddy. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eddy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eddy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3554, Longitude: -86.5094     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eddy 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 Eddy 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 313.547 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.254 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.995 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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<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 Eddy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eddy.