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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Magazine to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,737 miles [10,842.2 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 7,439 miles [11,971.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,318 miles [8,558.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Magazine ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Magazine.

While the name Magazine is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Logan County

Our profile page for Magazine, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the Northwest

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Magazine, Kanawha County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Kanawha County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Magazine ...

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.

Chickasaw   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Magazine   [Map]
Cottage Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Deerwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Eight Mile   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Forest Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Gulf Dale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Pines   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Liveoak Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Park Forest   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Plateau   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Regency   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Saraland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spanish Trace   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Steam Mill Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Summerville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunset Ranch   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Whistler   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Williams Heights   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [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 Magazine. 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.

Thomas Cooper De Leon
  Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at an age of 74. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Magazine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<8>
John Lewis Dodge, Jr.
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Monday June 19, 1916 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at an age of 0. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Magazine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.
Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
  Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at an age of 45.

Mobile [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Magazine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday July 7, 1902 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday August 11, 2005 at an age of 103. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Magazine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at an age of 74. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Magazine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Magazine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7344, Longitude: -88.0525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Magazine 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 Magazine 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 314.203 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.516 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.322 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Magazine 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>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:

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