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Poplar Ridge, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Poplar Ridge to Guntersville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 154 miles [247.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 595 miles [957.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,482 miles [10,431.8 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 7,194 miles [11,577.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,070 miles [8,159.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Poplar Ridge ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Poplar Ridge.

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

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Communities outside of Alabama

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Our profile page for Poplar Ridge   [Map]
Distance: About 2,129 miles [3,426.3 km] to the Northwest


Craighead County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the West Northwest


Jackson County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the Northwest

Will County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the North

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Our profile page for Poplar Ridge
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Orange County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Darke County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Dyer County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the Northwest

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Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Chesapeake City   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the East Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Poplar Ridge, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5873, Longitude: -86.3647     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Poplar Ridge 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 Poplar Ridge 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 313.472 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.199 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.883 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Poplar Ridge.