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Lawrenceville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Abbeville [Map], which is the Seat of Henry County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Lawrenceville 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 5 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 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,574 miles [10,579.8 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 7,270 miles [11,699.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lawrenceville ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Lawrenceville.

While the name Lawrenceville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Monroe County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the West Northwest


Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the North Northeast


Lawrence County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the North Northwest


Dearborn County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the North

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Grant County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the North

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New Jersey

Mercer County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Greene County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the Northeast

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km] to the North Northeast

Steuben County

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

Ulster County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Northeast

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Clark County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the North

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Allegheny County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the North Northeast

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the Northeast

Tioga County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Our profile page for Lawrenceville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,175 miles [1,891 km] to the North Northeast

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Brunswick County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Lawrenceville, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawrenceville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6577, Longitude: -85.2691     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lawrenceville 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 Lawrenceville 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.652 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.846 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.096 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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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 Lawrenceville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lawrenceville.