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Scotland, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Scotland to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Scotland to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Monroeville [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Scotland to Monroeville, 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 75 miles [120.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 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 6,660 miles [10,718.2 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 7,362 miles [11,848 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,241 miles [8,434.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Scotland ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Scotland.

While the name Scotland is unique within Alabama, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Union County

Our profile page for Scotland, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the West Northwest

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Scotland, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the Northwest


San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Scotland, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,753 miles [2,821.2 km] to the West Northwest


Windham County

Our profile page for Scotland, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the Northeast

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Gadsden County

Our profile page for Scotland, Gadsden County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Telfair County

Our profile page for Scotland, Telfair County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the East

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Edgar County

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

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Greene County

Our profile page for Scotland, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the North

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Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Scotland, Concordia Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the West

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Scotland, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Cumberland County

Our profile page for Scotland, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,242 miles [1,998.8 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Scotland, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,202 miles [1,934.4 km] to the Northeast

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Scotland, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the Northeast

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Scotland, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the Northeast

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Plymouth County

Our profile page for Scotland, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km] to the Northeast

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Yazoo County

Our profile page for Scotland, Yazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Jasper County

Our profile page for Scotland, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Scotland, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km] to the Northeast

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Geauga County

Our profile page for Scotland, Geauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Our profile page for Scotland   [Map]
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Scotland, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Bon Homme County

Our profile page for Scotland, Bon Homme County   [Map]
Distance: About 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Archer County

Our profile page for Scotland, Archer County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Surry County

Our profile page for Scotland, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scotland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6668, Longitude: -87.2730     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scotland 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 Scotland 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 313.824 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.204 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.855 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 Scotland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Scotland.