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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gordon Landing to Dothan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). 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 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,589 miles [10,604 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 7,283 miles [11,720.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gordon Landing ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Gordon Landing.

While the name Gordon Landing is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Vermont

Grand Isle County

Our profile page for Gordon Landing, Grand Isle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the North Northeast

Virginia

King William County

Our profile page for Gordon Landing, King William County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Northeast

Yukon

Our profile page for Gordon Landing   [Map]
Distance: About 3,114 miles [5,011.5 km] to the North Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gordon Landing ...

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.

Barber   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest of Gordon Landing   [Map]
Cedar Springs (GA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gordon   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Horns Cross Road (GA) (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Howards Mill (GA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Jones Crossroads (GA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Liberty (GA)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Love Hill   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Lucy   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Neals Landing (GA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Pansey   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Hill (GA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [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 Gordon Landing. 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.

Faye Dunaway
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Bascom (Florida) on Tueday January 14, 1941

Bascom [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Gordon Landing
 
Dave Monroe Edwards
  Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Alabama) on Thursday December 14, 1939 and died in Laguna Park (Texas) on Tueday December 6, 2016 at an age of 77.

Columbia [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Gordon Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Monroe Edwards<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gordon Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1477, Longitude: -85.0699     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gordon Landing 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 Gordon Landing 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 312.503 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.603 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.129 degrees.

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<7>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 Gordon Landing.



 
 
 

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