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Bear Creek, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Bear Creek 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 town such as Bear Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Hamilton [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bear Creek to Hamilton, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 156 miles [251.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,268 miles [11,696.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bear Creek ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Bear Creek.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Bear Creek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 36 communities in the United States and Canada - with 34 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Colbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North

Winston County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

Our profile page for Bear Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 3,237 miles [5,209.4 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Searcy County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Searcy County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

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

California

Merced County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Merced County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km] to the West Northwest

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,876 miles [3,019.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Montezuma County

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

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Florida

Bay County

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

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Kansas

Stanton County

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

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the West Southwest

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Manistee County

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

Schoolcraft County

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

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Minnesota

Winona County

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

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the Southwest

Hinds County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the Southwest

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Montana

Missoula County

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

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New York

Wayne County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Chatham County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the East Northeast

Graham County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Graham County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the East Northeast

Onslow County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the East

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Ohio

Montgomery County

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

Scioto County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Scioto County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,004 miles [3,225.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Bear Creek
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Dewey County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Dewey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Decatur County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North Northwest

Scott County

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

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Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the West

Dallas County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Dallas County
Although located in Dallas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hays County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Hays County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the West Southwest

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, San Jacinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the West Southwest

Tarrant County

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

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West Virginia

Braxton County

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

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Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Outagamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the North

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Yukon

Our profile page for Bear Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 2,854 miles [4,593.1 km] to the Northwest

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bear Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bear Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bear Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2652, Longitude: -87.7166     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bear Creek 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 Bear Creek 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 314.277 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.085 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.511 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 Bear Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bear Creek.



 
 
 

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