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Farley, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 156 miles [251.1 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Farley to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 604 miles [972 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 6,490 miles [10,444.6 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 7,202 miles [11,590.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,078 miles [8,172.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Farley ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Farley.

While the name Farley 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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Mendocino County

Our profile page for Farley, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,041 miles [3,284.7 km] to the West Northwest

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for Farley, Santa Cruz County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km] to the West Northwest


Harris County

Our profile page for Farley, Harris County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Harris County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Dubuque County

Our profile page for Farley, Dubuque County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Farley, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the Northeast

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Platte County

Our profile page for Farley, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Farley, Colfax County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the West Northwest

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Oklahoma County

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

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Hood River County

Our profile page for Farley, Hood River County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,993 miles [3,207.4 km] to the Northwest

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Our profile page for Farley   [Map]
Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

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

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Farley, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Summers County

Our profile page for Farley, Summers County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Farley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5954, Longitude: -86.5622     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Farley 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 Farley 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 313.592 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.339 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.962 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 Farley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Farley.