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The location of Liberty









Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Liberty, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Liberty and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Liberty and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Liberty. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Liberty.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Blount County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Blount County sighting report from eBird.

Since Liberty is near Cullman County and also Marshall County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cullman County

Sighting report for Marshall County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Liberty.

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

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

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Liberty to Oneonta, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,511 miles [10,478.4 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 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Liberty ...

We have found 127 communities that share the name Liberty.

Within Alabama, there are 6 communities which are also named Liberty. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 121 communities in the United States and Canada - with 126 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Butler County

Our profile page for Liberty, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the South.

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Liberty, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 27 miles [43.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Elmore County

Our profile page for Liberty, Elmore County   [Map]

Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Pickens County

Our profile page for Liberty, Pickens County   [Map]

Distance: About 104 miles [167.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Randolph County

Our profile page for Liberty, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 72 miles [115.9 km] to the Southeast.

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Liberty, Tallapoosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the South Southeast.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Liberty, Maricopa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,488 miles [2,394.7 km] to the West.

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Liberty, Benton County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Logan County

Our profile page for Liberty, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Liberty, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the West.

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Liberty, Ouachita County   [Map]

Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the West.

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Liberty, Sebastian County   [Map]

Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the West.

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Liberty, San Joaquin County

This community is historic.

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

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Liberty, Sonoma County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Baca County

Our profile page for Liberty, Baca County   [Map]

Distance: About 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Rio Grande County

Our profile page for Liberty, Rio Grande County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Saguache County

Our profile page for Liberty, Saguache County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Weld County

Our profile page for Liberty, Weld County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Liberty, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the Northeast.

Florida

Liberty County

Our profile page for Liberty, Liberty County   [Map]

Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Walton County

Our profile page for Liberty, Walton County   [Map]

Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the South.

Georgia

Early County

Our profile page for Liberty, Early County   [Map]

Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Greene County

Our profile page for Liberty, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Idaho

Bear Lake County

Our profile page for Liberty, Bear Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,459 miles [2,348 km] to the West Northwest.

Bingham County

Our profile page for Liberty, Bingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,529 miles [2,460.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Liberty, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North Northwest.

Cook County

Our profile page for Liberty, Cook County

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

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

Saline County

Our profile page for Liberty, Saline County   [Map]

Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the North Northwest.

White County

Our profile page for Liberty, White County

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

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

Indiana

Union County

Our profile page for Liberty, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Iowa

Clarke County

Our profile page for Liberty, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Northwest.

Kansas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Liberty, Anderson County

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

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Liberty, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Reno County

Our profile page for Liberty, 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.

Woodson County

Our profile page for Liberty, Woodson County

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

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

Kentucky

Casey County

Our profile page for Liberty, Casey County   [Map]

Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the North Northeast.

Meade County

Our profile page for Liberty, Meade County   [Map]

Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the North.

Perry County

Our profile page for Liberty, Perry County

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

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

Pike County

Our profile page for Liberty, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Northeast.

Todd County

Our profile page for Liberty, Todd County   [Map]

Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the North.

Webster County

Our profile page for Liberty, Webster County

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

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

Whitley County

Our profile page for Liberty, Whitley County   [Map]

Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Louisiana

Red River Parish

Our profile page for Liberty, Red River Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Liberty, Waldo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,158 miles [1,863.6 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Liberty, Frederick County

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

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

Michigan

Jackson County

Our profile page for Liberty, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the North.

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Liberty, Washtenaw County

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

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

Mississippi

Amite County

Our profile page for Liberty, Amite County   [Map]

Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the Southwest.

Covington County

Our profile page for Liberty, Covington County   [Map]

Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the Southwest.

Kemper County

Our profile page for Liberty, Kemper County   [Map]

Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Southwest.

Newton County

Our profile page for Liberty, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the Southwest.

Winston County

Our profile page for Liberty, Winston County   [Map]

Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Missouri

Callaway County

Our profile page for Liberty, Callaway County   [Map]

Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the Northwest.

Clay County

Our profile page for Liberty, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the Northwest.

McDonald County

Our profile page for Liberty, McDonald County

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

Nebraska

Gage County

Our profile page for Liberty, Gage County   [Map]

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northwest.

Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Liberty, Nye County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,730 miles [2,784.2 km] to the West Northwest.

New Mexico

Quay County

Our profile page for Liberty, Quay County

This community is historic.

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

San Juan County

Our profile page for Liberty, San Juan County

This community is historic.

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

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Liberty, San Miguel County

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

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

New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Liberty, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Liberty, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Liberty, Forsyth County

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

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

Randolph County

Our profile page for Liberty, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Rowan County

Our profile page for Liberty, Rowan County   [Map]

Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for Liberty, Brown County

This community is historic.

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

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Liberty, Guernsey County

This community is historic.

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

Henry County

Our profile page for Liberty, Henry County

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

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Liberty, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Wood County

Our profile page for Liberty, Wood County

This community is historic.

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

Oklahoma

Bryan County

Our profile page for Liberty, Bryan County   [Map]

Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the West.

Canadian County

Our profile page for Liberty, Canadian County

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

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

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Liberty, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Sequoyah County

Our profile page for Liberty, Sequoyah County   [Map]

Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Stephens County

Our profile page for Liberty, Stephens County   [Map]

Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the West.

Tulsa County

Our profile page for Liberty, Tulsa County   [Map]

Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Oregon

Crook County

Our profile page for Liberty, Crook County

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

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

Linn County

Our profile page for Liberty, Linn County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,046 miles [3,292.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Marion County

Our profile page for Liberty, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,063 miles [3,320.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Liberty, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the Northeast.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Liberty, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the Northeast.

McKean County

Our profile page for Liberty, McKean County   [Map]

Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast.

Tioga County

Our profile page for Liberty, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the Northeast.

Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Liberty, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the Northeast.

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Liberty   [Map]

Distance: About 1,509 miles [2,428.5 km] to the North Northwest.

South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Liberty, Pickens County   [Map]

Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Tennessee

Benton County

Our profile page for Liberty, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the North Northwest.

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Liberty, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Decatur County

Our profile page for Liberty, Decatur County   [Map]

Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the Northwest.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Liberty, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 74 miles [119.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Giles County

Our profile page for Liberty, Giles County   [Map]

Distance: About 70 miles [112.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Greene County

Our profile page for Liberty, Greene County

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

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

Henry County

Our profile page for Liberty, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Liberty, Humphreys County   [Map]

Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the North Northwest.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Liberty, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Johnson County

Our profile page for Liberty, Johnson County

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

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Liberty, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the North.

McNairy County

Our profile page for Liberty, McNairy County   [Map]

Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Morgan County

Our profile page for Liberty, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the Northeast.

Sequatchie County

Our profile page for Liberty, Sequatchie County   [Map]

Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the Northeast.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Liberty, Sumner County   [Map]

Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the North.

Washington County

Our profile page for Liberty, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Weakley County

Our profile page for Liberty, Weakley County   [Map]

Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the Northwest.

Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Liberty, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the West.

Coleman County

Our profile page for Liberty, Coleman County   [Map]

Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the West.

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Liberty, Hopkins County   [Map]

Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the West.

Kaufman County

Our profile page for Liberty, Kaufman County

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

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

Liberty County

Our profile page for Liberty, Liberty County   [Map]

Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Lubbock County

Our profile page for Liberty, Lubbock County   [Map]

Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the West.

Milam County

Our profile page for Liberty, Milam County   [Map]

Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Newton County

Our profile page for Liberty, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Red River County

Our profile page for Liberty, Red River County   [Map]

Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the West.

Rusk County

Our profile page for Liberty, Rusk County   [Map]

Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Liberty, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,457 miles [2,344.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Weber County

Our profile page for Liberty, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,465 miles [2,357.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Liberty, Bedford County

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

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

Caroline County

Our profile page for Liberty, Caroline County   [Map]

Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the East Northeast.

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Liberty, Fauquier County   [Map]

Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northeast.

Halifax County

Our profile page for Liberty, Halifax County   [Map]

Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Highland County

Our profile page for Liberty, Highland County   [Map]

Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Northeast.

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Liberty, Tazewell County   [Map]

Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

Kittitas County

Our profile page for Liberty, Kittitas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,983 miles [3,191.3 km] to the Northwest.

Yakima County

Our profile page for Liberty, Yakima County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Liberty, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Northeast.

Putnam County

Our profile page for Liberty, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Grant County

Our profile page for Liberty, Grant County

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

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

Vernon County

Our profile page for Liberty, Vernon County   [Map]

Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Liberty ...

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.

Birdie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Liberty   [Map]

Bright Star   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Clarence   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Craig   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Five Points   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Fowler Spring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Fridays Crossing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Holly Pond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mountain Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Rock Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Royal   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Susan Moore   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [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 Liberty. 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.

M.L. Brackett

Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at an age of 81. He was buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama) [Map].

Attalla [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Liberty

Gadsden [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Liberty

Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<9>

Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.

Professional baseball. He was born in Gadsden (Alabama) on Sunday July 1, 1928 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Saturday January 17, 2004 at an age of 75. He was buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama) [Map].

Gadsden [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Liberty

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.

Artie Wilson

Negro League Baseball. He was born in Springville (Alabama) on Thursday October 28, 1920 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday October 31, 2010 at an age of 90. He was buried at Rose City Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon) [Map].

Springville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Liberty

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Artie Wilson

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Liberty. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1079, Longitude: -86.5158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Liberty 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 Liberty 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 313.538 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.209 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.053 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 Liberty, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Liberty 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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<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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