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Pelham, Alabama
(Choctaw County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Butler [Map], which is the Seat of Choctaw County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pelham to Butler, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the East (E). 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 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,666 miles [10,727.9 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 7,374 miles [11,867.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,250 miles [8,449.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pelham ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Pelham.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Pelham. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States and Canada - with 9 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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Mitchell County

Our profile page for Pelham, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the East Southeast


Hampshire County

Our profile page for Pelham, Hampshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,106 miles [1,779.9 km] to the Northeast

New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Pelham, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the Northeast

New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Pelham, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Pelham, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Our profile page for Pelham   [Map]
Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Pelham, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Grundy County

Our profile page for Pelham, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Navarro County

Our profile page for Pelham, Navarro County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Pelham. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pelham) 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 Pelham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pelham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pelham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2796, Longitude: -88.1200     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pelham 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 Pelham 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 314.38 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.932 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.07 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pelham.