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The location of Linden









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Linden 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 Linden. 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 Linden.

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

The Marengo County sighting report from eBird.

Since Linden is near Choctaw County and also Hale County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Choctaw County

Sighting report for Hale 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 Linden.

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Linden 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 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,651 miles [10,703.7 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 7,358 miles [11,841.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,235 miles [8,424.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Linden ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Linden.

While the name Linden is unique within Alabama, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Linden   [Map]

Distance: About 1,856 miles [2,986.9 km] to the Northwest.

Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Linden, Apache County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

Navajo County

Our profile page for Linden, Navajo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,294 miles [2,082.5 km] to the West Northwest.

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Linden, San Joaquin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,910 miles [3,073.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Linden, Arapahoe County

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

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

Florida

Sumter County

Our profile page for Linden, Sumter County   [Map]

Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Linden, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the East.

Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Linden, Latah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,807 miles [2,908.1 km] to the Northwest.

Indiana

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Linden, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the North.

Iowa

Dallas County

Our profile page for Linden, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Linden   [Map]

Distance: About 1,286 miles [2,069.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Linden, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Linden, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Genesee County

Our profile page for Linden, Genesee County   [Map]

Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Wexford County

Our profile page for Linden, Wexford County

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

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

Minnesota

Brown County

Our profile page for Linden, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Mississippi

Copiah County

Our profile page for Linden, Copiah County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

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

Rankin County

Our profile page for Linden, Rankin County   [Map]

This community is historic.

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

Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for Linden, Atchison County   [Map]

Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northwest.

Christian County

Our profile page for Linden, Christian County   [Map]

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

Clay County

Our profile page for Linden, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Northwest.

New Jersey

Union County

Our profile page for Linden, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Genesee County

Our profile page for Linden, Genesee County   [Map]

Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the North Northeast.

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Linden, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Moore County

Our profile page for Linden, Moore County

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

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

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Linden   [Map]

Distance: About 1,581 miles [2,544.4 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Franklin County

Our profile page for Linden, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Seneca County

Our profile page for Linden, Seneca County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Linden, Cleveland County

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

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

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Linden, Allegheny County

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

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

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Linden, Lycoming County   [Map]

Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the Northeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Linden, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the Northeast.

South Dakota

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Linden, Lincoln County

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

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

Tennessee

Perry County

Our profile page for Linden, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the North.

Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Linden, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the West.

Virginia

Warren County

Our profile page for Linden, Warren County   [Map]

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

Wise County

Our profile page for Linden, Wise County   [Map]

Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the Northeast.

West Virginia

Roane County

Our profile page for Linden, Roane County   [Map]

Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Iowa County

Our profile page for Linden, Iowa County   [Map]

Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the North.

Wyoming

Crook County

Our profile page for Linden, Crook County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Linden ...

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.

Blue Lock (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Linden   [Map]

Calvary   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Half Chance   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Hill Top   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hugo   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Octagon   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Pin Hook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Providence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Linden) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Linden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Linden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Linden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3001, Longitude: -87.7926     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Linden 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 Linden 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 314.185 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.709 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.937 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 Linden 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>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 Linden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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