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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Scotland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scotland and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Scotland:
    • 30.576586, -84.430185
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Scotland
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Scotland ...

We found 24 communities that share the name Scotland.

Within Florida, the name Scotland is unique.

Beyond Florida, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 24 communities, 23 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Monroe County
      • This Scotland is located in Monroe County and lies 184 miles [296.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Scotland.
    • Arkansas
      • Union County
      • This Scotland is located in Union County and lies 517 miles [832 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Scotland.
      • Van Buren County
      • This Scotland is located in Van Buren County and lies 583 miles [938.2 km] to the northwest of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Scotland.
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Scotland is located in San Bernardino County and lies 1,935 miles [3,114.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Scotland.
    • Connecticut
      • Windham County
      • This Scotland is located in Windham County and lies 1,029 miles [1,656 km]<1> to the northeast of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Scotland.
    • Georgia
      • Telfair County
      • This Scotland is located in Telfair County and lies 139 miles [223.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Telfair County community of Scotland.
    • Illinois
      • Edgar County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Scotland [Edgar County].
    • Indiana
      • Greene County
      • This Scotland is located in Greene County and lies 592 miles [952.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Scotland.
    • Louisiana
      • Concordia Parish
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Scotland [Concordia Parish].
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Scotland is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 400 miles [643.7 km]<1> to the west of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Scotland.
    • Maine
      • Cumberland County
      • This Scotland is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,193 miles [1,919.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Scotland.
      • York County
      • This Scotland is located in York County and lies 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the northeast of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Scotland.
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Scotland is located in Montgomery County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Scotland.
      • Saint Mary's County
      • This Scotland is located in Saint Mary's County and lies 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the northeast of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary's County community of Scotland.
    • Massachusetts
      • Plymouth County
      • This Scotland is located in Plymouth County and lies 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of Scotland.
    • Mississippi
      • Yazoo County
      • This Scotland is located in Yazoo County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yazoo County community of Scotland.
    • Missouri
      • Jasper County
      • This Scotland is located in Jasper County and lies 725 miles [1,166.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Scotland.
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Scotland is located in Cheshire County and lies 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Scotland.
    • Ohio
      • Geauga County
      • This Scotland is located in Geauga County and lies 774 miles [1,245.6 km]<1> to the north of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Geauga County community of Scotland.
    • Ontario
      • This Scotland lies 888 miles [1,429.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Franklin County
      • This Scotland is located in Franklin County and lies 753 miles [1,211.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Scotland.
    • South Dakota
      • Bon Homme County
      • This Scotland is located in Bon Homme County and lies 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bon Homme County community of Scotland.
    • Texas
      • Archer County
      • This Scotland is located in Archer County and lies 847 miles [1,363.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Archer County community of Scotland.
    • Virginia
      • Surry County
      • This Scotland is located in Surry County and lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Scotland that is located in Gadsden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Surry County community of Scotland.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scotland ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Amsterdam
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amsterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
    • Amsterdam is located in Decatur County (GA)
  • Branchville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branchville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
    • Branchville is located in Gadsden County
  • Dogtown
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogtown
    • Dogtown is located in Gadsden County
  • Florence
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence is located in Gadsden County
  • Havana
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
  • Meridian
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meridian have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
    • Meridian is located in Leon County
  • Rich Bay
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Bay
    • Rich Bay is located in Gadsden County
  • Shady Rest
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Rest
    • Shady Rest is located in Gadsden County
  • Zion Hill
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion Hill
    • Zion Hill is located in Leon County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Scotland and extending to:

  • Quincy, which is the Seat of Gadsden County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Scotland to Quincy, with an average speed<6> 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.
  • Tallahassee, which is the State Capital of Florida, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast (SE). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,588 miles [10,602.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,277 miles [11,711.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,161 miles [8,305.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Gadsden County: www.gadsdengov.net/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Scotland) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scotland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5766, Longitude: -84.4302       In this case, the coordinates for Scotland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Scotland 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.
<3>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 Scotland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Scotland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.10 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.057 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.016 degrees.









 

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