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The location of Kent









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Kent to Troy, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,599 miles [10,620.1 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 7,300 miles [11,748.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kent ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Kent.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Kent. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 46 communities in the United States and Canada - with 44 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

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IllinoisMissouriOntarioWashington
 
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IowaNevadaPennsylvaniaWisconsin

Arkansas

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Kent, Ouachita County   [Map]

Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the West Northwest.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Kent

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Sutter County

Our profile page for Kent, Sutter County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Sutter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Kent, Litchfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the Northeast.

Florida

Nassau County

Our profile page for Kent, Nassau County   [Map]

Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Long County

Our profile page for Kent, Long County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the East.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Kent, Montgomery County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Stephenson County

Our profile page for Kent, Stephenson County   [Map]

Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Indiana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Kent, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the North.

Iowa

Union County

Our profile page for Kent, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northwest.

Kansas

Geary County

Our profile page for Kent, Geary County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Geary County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Reno County

Our profile page for Kent, Reno County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Reno County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Letcher County

Our profile page for Kent, Letcher County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Letcher County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Kent, Rapides Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the West.

Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Kent, Berkshire County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Berkshire County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Kent, Oakland County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Oakland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Minnesota

Lyon County

Our profile page for Kent, Lyon County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lyon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wilkin County

Our profile page for Kent, Wilkin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Missouri

Crawford County

Our profile page for Kent, Crawford County

Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Kent, Franklin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Newton County

Our profile page for Kent, Newton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Newton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nebraska

Loup County

Our profile page for Kent, Loup County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the Northwest.

Nance County

Our profile page for Kent, Nance County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Nance County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Kent, White Pine County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,675 miles [2,695.7 km] to the West Northwest.

New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Kent, Warren County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Warren County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New Mexico

Dona Ana County

Our profile page for Kent, Dona Ana County

This community is historic.

Although located in Dona Ana County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New York

Orleans County

Our profile page for Kent, Orleans County   [Map]

Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Kent, Saratoga County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Saratoga County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Kent

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ohio

Portage County

Our profile page for Kent, Portage County   [Map]

Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Kent, Choctaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Kent   [Map]

Distance: About 923 miles [1,485.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Oregon

Sherman County

Our profile page for Kent, Sherman County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,054 miles [3,305.6 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Kent, Indiana County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Indiana County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Kent, Providence County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Georgetown County

Our profile page for Kent, Georgetown County   [Map]

Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Hamlin County

Our profile page for Kent, Hamlin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Hamlin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Robertson County

Our profile page for Kent, Robertson County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the North.

Texas

Bosque County

Our profile page for Kent, Bosque County

This community is historic.

Although located in Bosque County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Culberson County

Our profile page for Kent, Culberson County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km] to the West.

El Paso County

Our profile page for Kent, El Paso County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in El Paso County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Virginia

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Kent, Pittsylvania County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Pittsylvania County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wythe County

Our profile page for Kent, Wythe County   [Map]

Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Kent, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,165 miles [3,484.2 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Marshall County

Our profile page for Kent, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Wisconsin

Langlade County

Our profile page for Kent, Langlade County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Langlade County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kent ...

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.

Center Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Kent   [Map]

Curry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Curry's   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Dublin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Friendship   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Grady   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Magnolia Shores   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Meadville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Shellhorn   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [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 Kent. 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.

Oscar Gamble

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Kent

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9527, Longitude: -86.1747     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kent 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 Kent 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 313.20 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.52 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.377 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 (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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Kent 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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<8>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 Kent, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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