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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • De Funiak Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Walton County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Freeport to De Funiak Springs, 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 four to five hours.
  • Tallahassee [Map], which is the State Capital of Florida, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,666 miles [10,727.9 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 7,360 miles [11,844.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,242 miles [8,436.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Freeport ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Freeport.

While the name Freeport is unique within Florida, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Florida

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Alabama

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Freeport, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the North

California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Freeport, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,072 miles [3,334.6 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Stephenson County

Our profile page for Freeport, Stephenson County   [Map]
Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Jackson County

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

Shelby County

Our profile page for Freeport, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the North

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Iowa

Winneshiek County

Our profile page for Freeport, Winneshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Harper County

Our profile page for Freeport, Harper County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the Northwest

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Maine

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Freeport, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,271 miles [2,045.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Barry County

Our profile page for Freeport, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Stearns County

Our profile page for Freeport, Stearns County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Banner County

Our profile page for Freeport, Banner County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Banner County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Nassau County

Our profile page for Freeport, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the Northeast

Queens County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Freeport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Harrison County

Our profile page for Freeport, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Freeport   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Freeport, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the North Northeast

Erie County

Our profile page for Freeport, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 882 miles [1,419.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Freeport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,246 miles [2,005.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Brazoria County

Our profile page for Freeport, Brazoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the West

Hale County

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

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Virginia

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Freeport, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Cowlitz County

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

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West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Freeport, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the North Northeast

Wirt County

Our profile page for Freeport, Wirt County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Freeport ...

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.

Big Hammock   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West of Freeport   [Map]
Bruce   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Bunker   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Choctaw   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Choctaw Beach   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Fluffy Landing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
New Home   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Ridge   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Redbay   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rock Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Seagrove Beach   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Seaside   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Watercolor   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walton County: www.co.walton.fl.us/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freeport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4981, Longitude: -86.1362     [Map].

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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 Freeport 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 313.065 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.164 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.649 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 Freeport 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>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 Freeport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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