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Newell, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Newell to Wedowee, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,498 miles [10,457.5 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 7,202 miles [11,590.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,080 miles [8,175.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Newell ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Newell.

While the name Newell is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Union County

Our profile page for Newell, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the West


Modoc County

Our profile page for Newell, Modoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,032 miles [3,270.2 km] to the West Northwest


Charlton County

Our profile page for Newell, Charlton County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the Southeast


Vermilion County

Our profile page for Newell, Vermilion County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Buena Vista County

Our profile page for Newell, Buena Vista County   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the Northwest

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Pulaski County

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

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Newell, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Newell, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the North Northeast

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Fayette County

Our profile page for Newell, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Newell, Anderson County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Anderson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Butte County

Our profile page for Newell, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,234 miles [1,985.9 km] to the Northwest

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Gibson County

Our profile page for Newell, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Newell, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Newell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Newell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4332, Longitude: -85.4336     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newell 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 Newell 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 312.855 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.327 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.771 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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<8>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 Newell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Newell.