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Omaha, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Omaha 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 86 miles [138.4 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 601 miles [967.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,499 miles [10,459.1 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 Omaha ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Omaha.

While the name Omaha is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Boone County

Our profile page for Omaha, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the West Northwest


Stewart County

Our profile page for Omaha, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 81 miles [130.4 km] to the South Southeast


Gallatin County

Our profile page for Omaha, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the North Northwest


Kearny County

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

Morton County

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

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Knott County

Our profile page for Omaha, Knott County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Putnam County

Our profile page for Omaha, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northwest

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Douglas County

Our profile page for Omaha, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Northwest

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Morris County

Our profile page for Omaha, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the West

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Dickenson County

Our profile page for Omaha, Dickenson County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Omaha. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3026, Longitude: -85.3102     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Omaha 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 Omaha 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 312.775 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.217 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.752 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 Omaha.