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Howe, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Howe to Clayton, 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 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,250 miles [11,667.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,131 miles [8,257.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Howe ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Howe.

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

Communities Outside of Alabama

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San Diego County

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


Butte County

Our profile page for Howe, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km] to the Northwest


Douglas County

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


LaGrange County

Our profile page for Howe, LaGrange County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the North

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Adair County

Our profile page for Howe, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the Northwest

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Essex County

Our profile page for Howe, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,064 miles [1,712.3 km] to the Northeast

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Nemaha County

Our profile page for Howe, Nemaha County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the Northwest

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Le Flore County

Our profile page for Howe, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the West Northwest

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Howe, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Howe, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Grayson County

Our profile page for Howe, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Howe, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,592 miles [2,562.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0185, Longitude: -85.1641     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Howe 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 Howe 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 312.615 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.853 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.98 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Howe.