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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Black Bottom to ...

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

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

  • Cullman [Map], which is the Seat of Cullman County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Black Bottom to Cullman, 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 115 miles [185.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,533 miles [10,513.8 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 7,244 miles [11,658.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,120 miles [8,239.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Black Bottom ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Black Bottom.

While the name Black Bottom is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kentucky

Harlan County

Our profile page for Black Bottom, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the Northeast

West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Black Bottom, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Bottom. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9482, Longitude: -86.8600     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Black Bottom 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 Black Bottom 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 313.737 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.417 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.228 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Black Bottom.



 
 
 

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