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Greensboro, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Greensboro to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,623 miles [10,658.7 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 7,331 miles [11,798.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,208 miles [8,381.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Greensboro ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Greensboro.

While the name Greensboro is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Craighead County

Our profile page for Greensboro, Craighead County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the Northwest


Gadsden County

Our profile page for Greensboro, Gadsden County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the Southeast


Greene County

Our profile page for Greensboro, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the East Northeast


Henry County

Our profile page for Greensboro, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Lincoln Parish

Our profile page for Greensboro, Lincoln Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the West

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Caroline County

Our profile page for Greensboro, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Northeast

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Guilford County

Our profile page for Greensboro, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Greene County

Our profile page for Greensboro, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Northeast

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Orleans County

Our profile page for Greensboro, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Greensboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greensboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greensboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7014, Longitude: -87.5951     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 314.097 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.662 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.781 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 Greensboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Greensboro.