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Yorkshire, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 172 miles [276.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Yorkshire to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 615 miles [989.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,496 miles [10,454.3 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 7,210 miles [11,603.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,085 miles [8,183.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Yorkshire ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Yorkshire.

While the name Yorkshire 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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New Castle County

Our profile page for Yorkshire, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the East Northeast


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Yorkshire, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the South Southeast


Harrison County

Our profile page for Yorkshire, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northwest

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Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast

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Darke County

Our profile page for Yorkshire, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the North Northeast

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York County

Our profile page for Yorkshire, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northeast

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Richland County

Our profile page for Yorkshire, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the East

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Harris County

Our profile page for Yorkshire, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Prince William County

Our profile page for Yorkshire, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Yorkshire. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Yorkshire) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yorkshire. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7895, Longitude: -86.9236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire 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 313.822 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.632 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.068 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Yorkshire.