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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Keener to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Keener to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Keener to Gadsden, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 126 miles [202.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,486 miles [10,438.2 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 7,194 miles [11,577.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,071 miles [8,161 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Keener ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Keener.

While the name Keener is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Arkansas

Boone County

Our profile page for Keener, Boone County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the West Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Keener, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the West

Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Keener, Baltimore County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northeast

Missouri

Wayne County

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

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North Carolina

Sampson County

Our profile page for Keener, Sampson County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Keener ...

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.

Bath Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Keener   [Map]
Crudup   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Duck Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Flanders   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greenwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Lay Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Marcus (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Scrougeout (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Turkeytown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Yancy   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keener. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1562, Longitude: -85.9511     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Keener 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 Keener 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 313.201 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.827 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.813 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 Keener, 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 (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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Keener 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Keener.