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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Lowe once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Lowe to:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lowe to Huntsville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 152 miles [244.6 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 597 miles [960.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,484 miles [10,435 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,196 miles [11,580.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Lowe ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Lowe.

While the name Lowe is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Lowe, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Lowe, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the East Northeast

Georgia

Macon County

Our profile page for Lowe, Macon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Macon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kansas

Chautauqua County

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

Elk County

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

Finney County

Our profile page for Lowe, Finney County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Lowe, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Robeson County

Our profile page for Lowe, Robeson County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Rutherford County

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

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Texas

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Lowe, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the West

Upshur County

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

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West Virginia

Mercer County

Our profile page for Lowe, Mercer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Lowe ...

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.

Big Cove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Lowe   [Map]
Bravo   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Burrows   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Camelot   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Cedar Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Cherrytree   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Chimney Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Creek Ford   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Fishtrap Ford   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fox Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Hebron   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Hobbs Island   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Keel (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maple Ford   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadow Trace   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Paint Rock   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Poplar Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rocky Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Stapler Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sublett Mill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunset Cove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Swift Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Willow Bend   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [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 Lowe. 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.

Tallulah Bankhead     (Tallulah Brockman Bankhead)
  Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at an age of 66.

Huntsville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Lowe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<9>
 
Harry Rhett Townes
  Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Lowe

Huntsville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Lowe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Lowe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Lowe. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lowe) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lowe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5868, Longitude: -86.4147     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lowe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Lowe to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.502 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.234 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.904 degrees.

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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 Lowe 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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