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Tyler, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tyler to Selma, 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 35 miles [56.3 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 just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,611 miles [10,639.4 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 7,315 miles [11,772.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,193 miles [8,357.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tyler ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Tyler.

While the name Tyler is unique within Alabama, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Cleburne County

Our profile page for Tyler, Cleburne County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the Northwest


Madera County

Our profile page for Tyler, Madera County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,915 miles [3,081.9 km] to the West Northwest


Gilchrist County

Our profile page for Tyler, Gilchrist County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the Southeast


Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Tyler, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northwest

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Fulton County

Our profile page for Tyler, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the North Northwest

McCracken County

Our profile page for Tyler, McCracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Baltimore County

Our profile page for Tyler, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Tyler, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northeast

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Tyler, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Pearl River County

Our profile page for Tyler, Pearl River County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the Southwest

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Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Tyler, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the North Northwest

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New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Tyler, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,116 miles [1,796 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Richland County

Our profile page for Tyler, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Tyler, Jefferson County
This community is historic.
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Marshall County

Our profile page for Tyler, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Clearfield County

Our profile page for Tyler, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the North Northeast

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Tyler, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the Northeast

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Smith County

Our profile page for Tyler, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the West

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Tyler, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,493 miles [2,402.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Spokane County

Our profile page for Tyler, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Tyler County

Our profile page for Tyler, Tyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tyler. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3393, Longitude: -86.8797     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tyler 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 Tyler 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 313.643 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.087 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.571 degrees.

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<7>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 Tyler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tyler.