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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Kimberly to Birmingham, 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 103 miles [165.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,539 miles [10,523.5 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 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,125 miles [8,247.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kimberly ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Kimberly.

While the name Kimberly is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Kimberly, Shasta County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Kimberly, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the East

Idaho

Twin Falls County

Our profile page for Kimberly, Twin Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,605 miles [2,583 km] to the West Northwest

Minnesota

Aitkin County

Our profile page for Kimberly, Aitkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Warren County

Our profile page for Kimberly, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Randolph County

Our profile page for Kimberly, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Kimberly, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,604 miles [2,581.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Kimberly, Athens County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Grant County

Our profile page for Kimberly, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,896 miles [3,051.3 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Kimberly, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the East

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Utah

Piute County

Our profile page for Kimberly, Piute County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Kimberly, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the Northeast

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Kimberly, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Our profile page for Kimberly, Outagamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the North

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Kimberly ...

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.

Brake Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Kimberly   [Map]
Coaldale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Columbus   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
County Line   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Majestic   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Self Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Short Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Thermal (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Warrior   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Kimberly. 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.

Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Kimberly
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Kimberly

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<8>
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Kimberly

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Kimberly
 
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.

Birmingham [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Kimberly

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Kimberly
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Kimberly

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Kimberly

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Kimberly. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kimberly) 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 Kimberly. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kimberly

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kimberly. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7709, Longitude: -86.8034     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kimberly 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 Kimberly 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 313.692 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.341 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.243 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 Kimberly, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Kimberly.



 
 
 

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