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Marlow, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Marlow to Bay Minette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 158 miles [254.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 843 miles [1,356.7 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 6,740 miles [10,847 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 5,319 miles [8,560.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Marlow ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Marlow.

While the name Marlow 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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Effingham County

Our profile page for Marlow, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East Northeast

Hall County

Our profile page for Marlow, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the Northeast


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Marlow, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North


Clinton County

Our profile page for Marlow, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Dunklin County

Our profile page for Marlow, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the North Northwest

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Marlow, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km] to the Northeast

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Stephens County

Our profile page for Marlow, Stephens County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Horry County

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

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South Dakota

Marshall County

Our profile page for Marlow, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Anderson County

Our profile page for Marlow, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Milam County

Our profile page for Marlow, Milam County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the West

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Davis County

Our profile page for Marlow, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,523 miles [2,451 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marlow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4610, Longitude: -87.7992     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marlow 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 Marlow 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.027 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.275 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.274 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Marlow.