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The location of London









Introduction ...

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

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 London, we use the following websites to find information relevant to London and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for London 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 London. 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 London.

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

The Conecuh County sighting report from eBird.

Since London is near Escambia County and also Monroe County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Escambia County

Sighting report for Monroe 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 London.

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

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

  • Evergreen [Map], which is the Seat of Conecuh County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from London to Evergreen, 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 87 miles [140 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,669 miles [10,732.7 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 7,370 miles [11,860.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,249 miles [8,447.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named London ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name London.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named London. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 24 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of London, we know of 8 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Marengo County

Our profile page for London, Marengo County

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

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for London, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the Northeast.

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for London, Saint Clair County

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

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Pope County

Our profile page for London, Pope County   [Map]

Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the Northwest.

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for London, Tulare County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,879 miles [3,024 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Park County

Our profile page for London, Park County

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

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

Indiana

Shelby County

Our profile page for London, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North.

Kansas

Sumner County

Our profile page for London, Sumner County

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

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

Kentucky

Laurel County

Our profile page for London, Laurel County   [Map]

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

Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for London, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Minnesota

Freeborn County

Our profile page for London, Freeborn County   [Map]

Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Lake County

Our profile page for London, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,123 miles [1,807.3 km] to the North.

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for London, Saint Louis County

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

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

Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for London, Atchison County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Nebraska

Nemaha County

Our profile page for London, Nemaha County

This community is historic.

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

Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for London, Darke County

This community is historic.

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

Madison County

Our profile page for London, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Richland County

Our profile page for London, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for London   [Map]

Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for London, Lane County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,128 miles [3,424.7 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Mercer County

Our profile page for London, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the North Northeast.

South Carolina

York County

Our profile page for London, York County

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

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

Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for London, Cocke County   [Map]

Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Kimble County

Our profile page for London, Kimble County   [Map]

Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the West.

Rusk County

Our profile page for London, Rusk County   [Map]

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

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for London, Kanawha County   [Map]

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

Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for London, Dane County   [Map]

Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the North.


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Belize   [Map]

Distance: About 923 miles [1,485.4 km] to the South

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,434 miles [7,135.8 km] to the Northeast

Equatorial Guinea   [Map]

Distance: About 6,538 miles [10,521.9 km] to the East

Finland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,853 miles [7,810.1 km] to the North Northeast

Kiribati   [Map]

Distance: About 4,989 miles [8,029 km] to the West

Nigeria   [Map]

Distance: About 6,178 miles [9,942.5 km] to the East

South Africa

- Limpopo   [Map]

Distance: About 8,679 miles [13,967.5 km] to the East

- Mpumalnga   [Map]

Distance: About 8,668 miles [13,949.8 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near London ...

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.

Bermuda   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest of London   [Map]

Centerville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Evergreen   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Janes Mill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Jay Villa (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Nymph   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Pea Ridge   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Range   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Rock Hill   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sand Cut   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Stokes   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Conecuh County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for London. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- London) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in London. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2977, Longitude: -87.0878     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for London 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 London 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 313.685 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.992 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.854 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 London 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 London, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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