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Bells Crossroads, Alabama
(Dale County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ozark [Map], which is the Seat of Dale County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bells Crossroads to Ozark, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,588 miles [10,602.4 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 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bells Crossroads ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Bells Crossroads.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Bells Crossroads. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 6 communities in the United States - with 7 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

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Communities Located Beyond Alabama

North Carolina

Iredell County

Our profile page for Bells Crossroads, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Northeast

Pender County

Our profile page for Bells Crossroads, Pender County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the East Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Bells Crossroads, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the Northeast

South Carolina

Colleton County

Our profile page for Bells Crossroads, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the East Northeast

Greenville County

Our profile page for Bells Crossroads, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the Northeast

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Louisa County

Our profile page for Bells Crossroads, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bells Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5227, Longitude: -85.4508     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bells Crossroads 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 Bells Crossroads 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 312.748 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.938 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.192 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bells Crossroads.



 
 
 

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