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Panola, Alabama
(Sumter County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Panola to Livingston, 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 most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 123 miles [197.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,639 miles [10,684.4 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 7,350 miles [11,828.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,226 miles [8,410.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Panola ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Panola.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Panola. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Lonoke County

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


DeKalb County

Our profile page for Panola, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East Northeast


Woodford County

Our profile page for Panola, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the North


Madison County

Our profile page for Panola, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the North Northeast

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East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Panola, East Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the West

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Iron County

Our profile page for Panola, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the North

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Chisago County

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

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Latimer County

Our profile page for Panola, Latimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Clarendon County

Our profile page for Panola, Clarendon County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the East

Greenwood County

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

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Panola County

Our profile page for Panola, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Panola. 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 Panola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Panola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9506, Longitude: -88.2695     [Map].

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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 Panola 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 314.524 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.19 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.002 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 Panola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Panola.