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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Kelso to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 581 miles [935 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,461 miles [10,398 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 7,175 miles [11,547 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,051 miles [8,128.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kelso ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Kelso.

While the name Kelso is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Kelso, we know of 5 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Tennessee

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Arkansas

Desha County

Our profile page for Kelso, Desha County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West Southwest

California

Fresno County

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

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Kelso, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km] to the West

Idaho

Bonner County

Our profile page for Kelso, Bonner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,781 miles [2,866.2 km] to the Northwest

Cassia County

Our profile page for Kelso, Cassia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Dearborn County

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

Huntington County

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

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Kansas

Morris County

Our profile page for Kelso, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Michigan

Iron County

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

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Mississippi

Sharkey County

Our profile page for Kelso, Sharkey County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Scott County

Our profile page for Kelso, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Hooker County

Our profile page for Kelso, Hooker County   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the Northwest

Howard County

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

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North Dakota

Traill County

Our profile page for Kelso, Traill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Craig County

Our profile page for Kelso, Craig County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Kelso   [Map]
Distance: About 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Kelso, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,997 miles [3,213.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Kelso   [Map]
Distance: About 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Deaf Smith County

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

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Washington

Cowlitz County

Our profile page for Kelso, Cowlitz County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,033 miles [3,271.8 km] to the Northwest

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia

- Tasmania   [Map]

Distance: About 9,551 miles [15,370.8 km] to the West Southwest

- New South Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 9,270 miles [14,918.6 km] to the West Southwest

- Queensland   [Map]

Distance: About 9,030 miles [14,532.4 km] to the West

New Zealand   [Map]

Distance: About 8,536 miles [13,737.4 km] to the Southwest

South Africa   [Map]

Distance: About 8,825 miles [14,202.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Kelso. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kelso) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kelso. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1259, Longitude: -86.4686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kelso 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 Kelso 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 313.56 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.376 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.802 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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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 Kelso, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kelso.