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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Stapleton to Bay Minette, 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 143 miles [230.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,726 miles [10,824.4 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 7,426 miles [11,951 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,306 miles [8,539.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stapleton ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Stapleton.

While the name Stapleton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Colorado

Montezuma County

Our profile page for Stapleton, Montezuma County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,263 miles [2,032.6 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Stapleton, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the East Northeast

Johnson County

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

Indiana

Dubois County

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

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Nebraska

Logan County

Our profile page for Stapleton, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Richmond County

Our profile page for Stapleton, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Stapleton, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,140 miles [3,444 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Stapleton, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northeast

Hanover County

Our profile page for Stapleton, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stapleton ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Buzbee Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Stapleton   [Map]
Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Holly Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Live Oak Landing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lower Hall Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Military Bridge Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spanish Fort   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Steam Mill Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Steelwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Whitehouse Forks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Yelling Settlement   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Stapleton. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

John Lewis Dodge, Jr.
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Monday June 19, 1916 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at an age of 0. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Stapleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.<8>
 
Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
  Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at an age of 45.

Mobile [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Stapleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
 
Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday July 7, 1902 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday August 11, 2005 at an age of 103. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Stapleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stapleton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stapleton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7427, Longitude: -87.7933     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stapleton 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 Stapleton 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 314.051 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.341 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.222 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Stapleton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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