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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Belltown to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Belltown to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Heflin [Map], which is the Seat of Cleburne County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Belltown to Montgomery, 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 6 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 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 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 7,203 miles [11,592.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,080 miles [8,175.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Belltown ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Belltown.

While the name Belltown is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Belltown, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,815 miles [2,921 km] to the West

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Belltown, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the Northeast

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Belltown, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Northeast

Illinois

Greene County

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Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Marion County

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Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the North

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Maryland

Baltimore County

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Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Belltown, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Granville County

Our profile page for Belltown, Granville County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Elk County

Our profile page for Belltown, Elk County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the North Northeast

Mifflin County

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Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Monroe County

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Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the North Northeast

Polk County

Our profile page for Belltown, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Belltown, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,128 miles [3,424.7 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belltown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6034, Longitude: -85.6066     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Belltown 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 Belltown 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 312.967 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.479 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.801 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Belltown.



 
 
 

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