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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Narrows 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 Narrows 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 Narrows once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Narrows to:

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Narrows to Scottsboro, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 567 miles [912.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,453 miles [10,385.1 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 7,165 miles [11,530.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,041 miles [8,112.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Narrows ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Narrows.

While the name Narrows is unique within Alabama, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Carroll County

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

Colorado

Morgan County

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

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Narrows, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the East Northeast

Florida

Brevard County

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

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Indiana

Sullivan County

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

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Kansas

Osage County

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

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Kentucky

Ohio County

Our profile page for Narrows, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the North

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Narrows   [Map]
Distance: About 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Narrows, Queen Anne's County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Narrows, Clark County
This community is historic.
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Narrows, Cattaraugus County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Pender County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Narrows   [Map]
Distance: About 1,322 miles [2,127.6 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Narrows   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Harney County

Our profile page for Narrows, Harney County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,843 miles [2,966 km] to the West Northwest

Linn County

Our profile page for Narrows, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,041 miles [3,284.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Giles County

Our profile page for Narrows, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Narrows, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Narrows ...

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.

Bass   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Narrows   [Map]
Cave Spring   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hytop   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Jack Lane (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Kirby Creek (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Kyles   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Mud Creek (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Skyline   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunset (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Narrows. 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.

Dinah Shore     (Born as Fannye Rose Shore)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Winchester (Tennessee) on Tueday February 29, 1916 (which is Leap Day) and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday February 24, 1994 at an age of 78. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Winchester [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Narrows

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dinah Shore<9>

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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 Narrows, 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 'straight-line' distance that starts in Narrows. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Narrows) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Narrows. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9076, Longitude: -86.0305     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Narrows 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 Narrows 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 313.284 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.027 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.671 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 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 Narrows 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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