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Black Creek, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Black Creek 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 Black 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 Black Creek to:

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Black Creek to Gadsden, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 588 miles [946.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 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 6,482 miles [10,431.8 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 7,190 miles [11,571.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,067 miles [8,154.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Black Creek ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Black Creek.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Black Creek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States and Canada - with 14 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 British ColumbiaKentuckyOhioVirginia
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 GeorgiaNew YorkSouth Carolina 
 IndianaNorth CarolinaTennessee 

British Columbia

Our profile page for Black Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 2,136 miles [3,437.6 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Clay County

Our profile page for Black Creek, Clay County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Southeast

Leon County

Our profile page for Black Creek, Leon County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Screven County

Our profile page for Black Creek, Screven County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Screven County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Indiana

Harrison County

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

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Kentucky

Powell County

Our profile page for Black Creek, Powell County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Black Creek, Grant Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the West Southwest

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New York

Allegany County

Our profile page for Black Creek, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Wilson County

Our profile page for Black Creek, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Holmes County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Black 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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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Black Creek, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Scott County

Our profile page for Black Creek, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Southampton County

Our profile page for Black Creek, Southampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Our profile page for Black Creek, Outagamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the North

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1759, Longitude: -85.8777     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Black 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 Black 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 313.158 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.78 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.779 degrees.

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<7>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 Black Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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