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Fairdale, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Fairdale to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,594 miles [10,612 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 7,301 miles [11,749.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,178 miles [8,333.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fairdale ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Fairdale.

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

Communities Outside of Alabama

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DeKalb County

Our profile page for Fairdale, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the North


Harrison County

Our profile page for Fairdale, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the North


Wyandotte County

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


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairdale, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the North

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Simpson County

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

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New York

Oswego County

Our profile page for Fairdale, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Walsh County

Our profile page for Fairdale, Walsh County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Guernsey County

Our profile page for Fairdale, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Yamhill County

Our profile page for Fairdale, Yamhill County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,096 miles [3,373.2 km] to the Northwest

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Greene County

Our profile page for Fairdale, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Northeast

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Fairdale, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the Northeast

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Sabine County

Our profile page for Fairdale, Sabine County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the West Southwest

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West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Fairdale, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairdale ...

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.

Choctaw Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Fairdale   [Map]
Gary Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Goodson   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Harrisburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jamesville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pratt Ferry (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Trio   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Youngbloods Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9312, Longitude: -87.1461     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairdale 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 Fairdale 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 313.844 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.401 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.556 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Fairdale 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 Fairdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fairdale.


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