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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 Randolph County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Randolph County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Clay County

Sighting report for Cleburne 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 & Directories 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:

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Liberty 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 611 miles [983.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,509 miles [10,475.2 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 7,214 miles [11,609.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,091 miles [8,193.2 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

Blount County

Our profile page for Liberty, Blount County   [Map]

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

Butler County

Our profile page for Liberty, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the South Southwest.

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Liberty, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 62 miles [99.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Elmore County

Our profile page for Liberty, Elmore County   [Map]

Distance: About 62 miles [99.8 km] to the South Southwest.

Pickens County

Our profile page for Liberty, Pickens County   [Map]

Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the West.

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Liberty, Tallapoosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Liberty, Maricopa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,544 miles [2,484.8 km] to the West.

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Liberty, Benton County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Logan County

Our profile page for Liberty, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Liberty, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Liberty, Ouachita County   [Map]

Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the West.

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Liberty, Sebastian County   [Map]

Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the West Northwest.

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 2,089 miles [3,361.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Baca County

Our profile page for Liberty, Baca County   [Map]

Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 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 1,160 miles [1,866.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Weld County

Our profile page for Liberty, Weld County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,168 miles [1,879.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Delaware

New Castle County

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

Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast.

Florida

Liberty County

Our profile page for Liberty, Liberty County   [Map]

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

Walton County

Our profile page for Liberty, Walton County   [Map]

Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Georgia

Early County

Our profile page for Liberty, Early County   [Map]

Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Greene County

Our profile page for Liberty, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the East.

Idaho

Bear Lake County

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

Distance: About 1,530 miles [2,462.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Bingham County

Our profile page for Liberty, Bingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Liberty, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 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 343 miles [552 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 434 miles [698.5 km] to the North.

Iowa

Clarke County

Our profile page for Liberty, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 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 619 miles [996.2 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 275 miles [442.6 km] to the North.

Meade County

Our profile page for Liberty, Meade County   [Map]

Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 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 331 miles [532.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Todd County

Our profile page for Liberty, Todd County   [Map]

Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the North Northwest.

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 247 miles [397.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Louisiana

Red River Parish

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

Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the West.

Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Liberty, Waldo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,157 miles [1,862 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 606 miles [975.3 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 338 miles [544 km] to the West Southwest.

Covington County

Our profile page for Liberty, Covington County   [Map]

Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Kemper County

Our profile page for Liberty, Kemper County   [Map]

Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Newton County

Our profile page for Liberty, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Winston County

Our profile page for Liberty, Winston County   [Map]

Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the West.

Missouri

Callaway County

Our profile page for Liberty, Callaway County   [Map]

Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the Northwest.

Clay County

Our profile page for Liberty, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 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 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the Northwest.

Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Liberty, Nye County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,796 miles [2,890.4 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 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Liberty, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the North 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 384 miles [618 km] to the East Northeast.

Rowan County

Our profile page for Liberty, Rowan County   [Map]

Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 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 444 miles [714.5 km] to the North.

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 617 miles [993 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 562 miles [904.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Sequoyah County

Our profile page for Liberty, Sequoyah County   [Map]

Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Stephens County

Our profile page for Liberty, Stephens County   [Map]

Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the West.

Tulsa County

Our profile page for Liberty, Tulsa County   [Map]

Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 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 2,116 miles [3,405.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Marion County

Our profile page for Liberty, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,134 miles [3,434.3 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Liberty, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Liberty, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the North Northeast.

McKean County

Our profile page for Liberty, McKean County   [Map]

Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Tioga County

Our profile page for Liberty, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast.

Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Liberty, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the Northeast.

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Liberty   [Map]

Distance: About 1,580 miles [2,542.8 km] to the North Northwest.

South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Liberty, Pickens County   [Map]

Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Tennessee

Benton County

Our profile page for Liberty, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the Northwest.

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Liberty, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the North.

Decatur County

Our profile page for Liberty, Decatur County   [Map]

Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the Northwest.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Liberty, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Giles County

Our profile page for Liberty, Giles County   [Map]

Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 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 255 miles [410.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Liberty, Humphreys County   [Map]

Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Liberty, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the North.

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 131 miles [210.8 km] to the North Northwest.

McNairy County

Our profile page for Liberty, McNairy County   [Map]

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

Morgan County

Our profile page for Liberty, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the North Northeast.

Sequatchie County

Our profile page for Liberty, Sequatchie County   [Map]

Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the North.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Liberty, Sumner County   [Map]

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Liberty, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the Northeast.

Weakley County

Our profile page for Liberty, Weakley County   [Map]

Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the Northwest.

Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Liberty, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the West.

Coleman County

Our profile page for Liberty, Coleman County   [Map]

Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the West.

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Liberty, Hopkins County   [Map]

Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 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 585 miles [941.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Lubbock County

Our profile page for Liberty, Lubbock County   [Map]

Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the West.

Milam County

Our profile page for Liberty, Milam County   [Map]

Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Newton County

Our profile page for Liberty, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Red River County

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

Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the West.

Rusk County

Our profile page for Liberty, Rusk County   [Map]

Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the West.

Utah

Salt Lake County

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

Distance: About 1,526 miles [2,455.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Weber County

Our profile page for Liberty, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,534 miles [2,468.7 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 568 miles [914.1 km] to the Northeast.

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Liberty, Fauquier County   [Map]

Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the Northeast.

Halifax County

Our profile page for Liberty, Halifax County   [Map]

Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the Northeast.

Highland County

Our profile page for Liberty, Highland County   [Map]

Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the Northeast.

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Liberty, Tazewell County   [Map]

Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

Kittitas County

Our profile page for Liberty, Kittitas County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,055 miles [3,307.2 km] to the Northwest.

Yakima County

Our profile page for Liberty, Yakima County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,016 miles [3,244.4 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Liberty, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Putnam County

Our profile page for Liberty, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the North 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 752 miles [1,210.2 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.

Cavers Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Liberty   [Map]

Christiana   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Cragford   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Delta   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Fuller Crossroad   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Lineville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Needmore   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rockdale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Union   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Wildwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [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.

Ethlyne Clair

Actress. She was born in Talladega (Alabama) on Wednesday November 23, 1904 and died in Tarzana (California) on Tueday February 27, 1996 at an age of 91. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Talladega [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Liberty

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ethlyne Clair<9>

Vern Gosdin

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Woodland (Alabama) on Sunday August 5, 1934 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 28, 2009 at an age of 74. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Woodland [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Liberty

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vern Gosdin

Dave Pope

Major League Baseball. He was born in Talladega (Alabama) on Friday June 17, 1921 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Saturday August 28, 1999 at an age of 78. He was buried at Lake View Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio) [Map].

Talladega [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Liberty

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Pope

Willie Smith

Major League Baseball. He was born in Anniston (Alabama) on Saturday February 11, 1939 and died in Anniston (Alabama) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at an age of 66.

Anniston [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Liberty

Anniston [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Liberty

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Smith

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 33.3696, Longitude: -85.6216     [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 312.963 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.443 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.86 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 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 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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