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Lansdowne, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Lansdowne to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,748 miles [10,859.9 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 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,328 miles [8,574.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lansdowne ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Lansdowne.

While the name Lansdowne is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Cobb County

Our profile page for Lansdowne, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the Northeast


Saint Clair County

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


Kingman County

Our profile page for Lansdowne, Kingman County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northwest


Fayette County

Our profile page for Lansdowne, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Baltimore County

Our profile page for Lansdowne, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Lansdowne   [Map]
Distance: About 1,549 miles [2,492.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Lansdowne, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Lansdowne
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.

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Our profile page for Lansdowne   [Map]
Distance: About 1,158 miles [1,863.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Delaware County

Our profile page for Lansdowne, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the Northeast

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Loudoun County

Our profile page for Lansdowne, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Lansdowne   [Map]
Distance: About 2,929 miles [4,713.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Lansdowne ...

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.

Cottage Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Lansdowne   [Map]
Edgefield   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Forest Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Lloyds   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadow Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Pine Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Quail Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Regency   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Suburban Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Sugar Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunset Ranch   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Timbers   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Lansdowne. 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.

Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday July 7, 1902 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday August 11, 2005 at an age of 103. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Lansdowne

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe<8>
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].

Pascagoula [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Lansdowne

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lansdowne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6141, Longitude: -88.1639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lansdowne 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 Lansdowne 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 314.257 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.563 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.385 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Lansdowne 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:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lansdowne.