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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Kinsey 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 6 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 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,594 miles [10,612 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 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,171 miles [8,321.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kinsey ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Kinsey.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Kinsey. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 6 communities in the United States - with 7 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

Florida

Hardee County

Our profile page for Kinsey, Hardee County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the Southeast

Indiana

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for Kinsey, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the North

Missouri

Sainte Genevieve County

Our profile page for Kinsey, Sainte Genevieve County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the North Northwest

Montana

Custer County

Our profile page for Kinsey, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,509 miles [2,428.5 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Cherokee County

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

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Ohio

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Kinsey, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the North

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Kinsey ...

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.

Barber   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast of Kinsey   [Map]
Cottondale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Forest Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Griffin Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Headland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Kelly Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Parish   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Plains   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Rock Creek Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Shady Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stadium Place   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Young America   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Kinsey. 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.

Faye Dunaway
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Bascom (Florida) on Tueday January 14, 1941

Bascom [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Kinsey
 
Dave Monroe Edwards
  Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Alabama) on Thursday December 14, 1939 and died in Laguna Park (Texas) on Tueday December 6, 2016 at an age of 77.

Columbia [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Kinsey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Monroe Edwards<8>

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About Houston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Kinsey. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kinsey) 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 Kinsey. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kinsey

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kinsey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2927, Longitude: -85.3355     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kinsey 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 Kinsey 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 312.665 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.811 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.197 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 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 Kinsey 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>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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