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New Harmony, Alabama
(Chambers County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from New Harmony to LaFayette, 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 52 miles [83.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,533 miles [10,513.8 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 7,235 miles [11,643.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Harmony ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name New Harmony.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named New Harmony. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States and Canada - with 12 of those located in the United States.

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Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Walton County

Our profile page for New Harmony, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the South Southwest


Posey County

Our profile page for New Harmony, Posey County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the North Northwest


Union County

Our profile page for New Harmony, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the West Northwest


Pike County

Our profile page for New Harmony, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the Northwest

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Brown County

Our profile page for New Harmony, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the North

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for New Harmony   [Map]
Distance: About 1,546 miles [2,488 km] to the Northeast

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Bledsoe County

Our profile page for New Harmony, Bledsoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the North

Hardin County

Our profile page for New Harmony, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the Northwest

Macon County

Our profile page for New Harmony, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the North

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Shelby County

Our profile page for New Harmony, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the West

Smith County

Our profile page for New Harmony, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the West

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Washington County

Our profile page for New Harmony, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,595 miles [2,566.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Harmony. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7801, Longitude: -85.5300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Harmony 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 New Harmony 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 312.875 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.26 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.954 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Harmony.