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Bosworth, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bosworth to LaFayette, 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 62 miles [99.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,523 miles [10,497.8 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 7,226 miles [11,629.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,104 miles [8,214.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bosworth ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Bosworth.

While the name Bosworth is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Missouri

Carroll County

Our profile page for Bosworth, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northwest

Ohio

Summit County

Our profile page for Bosworth, Summit County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the North Northeast

Ontario

Our profile page for Bosworth   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the North Northeast

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The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Bosworth. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bosworth) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bosworth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0229, Longitude: -85.5613     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bosworth 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 Bosworth 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 312.908 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.331 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.913 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 Bosworth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bosworth.



 
 
 

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