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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tasso to Selma, 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 54 miles [86.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,630 miles [10,670 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 7,335 miles [11,804.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,212 miles [8,387.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tasso ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Tasso.

While the name Tasso is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

South Carolina

Chesterfield County

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

Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Tasso, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the North Northeast

Virginia

Wise County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tasso ...

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.

Alberta   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West of Tasso   [Map]
Berlin   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Crumptonia   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Donald   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Eleanor   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elm Bluff   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Five Points   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Halls Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
King's Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Kings   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Martin   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pinebelt   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Hill Station   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Swink   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tasso. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2174, Longitude: -87.1967     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tasso 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 Tasso 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 313.823 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.278 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.719 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 Tasso 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tasso.