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White Plains, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from White Plains to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 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 7,220 miles [11,619.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named White Plains ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name White Plains.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named White Plains. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 20 communities in the United States and Canada - with 20 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Greene County

Our profile page for White Plains, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the East Northeast


Cook County

Our profile page for White Plains, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the North

Jersey County

Our profile page for White Plains, Jersey County
Although located in Jersey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Allen County

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

Hopkins County

Our profile page for White Plains, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the North Northwest

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East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for White Plains, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Our profile page for White Plains   [Map]
Distance: About 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Charles County

Our profile page for White Plains, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Northeast

Wicomico County

Our profile page for White Plains, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the Northeast

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Harrison County

Our profile page for White Plains, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the Southwest

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Churchill County

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

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New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for White Plains, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for White Plains, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the Northeast

Hyde County

Our profile page for White Plains, Hyde County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the East Northeast

Surry County

Our profile page for White Plains, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for White Plains, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the Northeast

Cherokee County

Our profile page for White Plains, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the Northeast

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for White Plains, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Putnam County

Our profile page for White Plains, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the North

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Brunswick County

Our profile page for White Plains, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near White Plains ...

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.

Buffalo   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of White Plains   [Map]
Chapel Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Clackville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Doublehead   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Five Points   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Milltown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red Level   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rock Fence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Union Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Chambers County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Plains. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9923, Longitude: -85.3991     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Plains 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 White Plains 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 312.811 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.214 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.857 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 White Plains 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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This page was last modified: 15 Oct 2018
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