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Brentwood, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Brentwood 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 5 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 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,601 miles [10,623.3 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 7,296 miles [11,741.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,178 miles [8,333.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brentwood ...

We have found 52 communities that share the name Brentwood.

Within Alabama, there are 4 communities which are also named Brentwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 48 communities in the United States and Canada - with 50 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Blount County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the North Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the North Northwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 88 miles [141.6 km] to the North Northwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the Northwest

California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,097 miles [3,374.8 km] to the West Northwest

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Broward County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Broward County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Duval County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the East Southeast

Escambia County

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

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Brentwood, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the North Northeast

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 75 miles [120.7 km] to the East Northeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the North Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the North

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Indiana

Johnson County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North

Madison County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Green County

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

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Muskegon County

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

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the North Northwest

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the Northeast

Edgecombe County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Edgecombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the Northeast

Lee County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Northeast

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the East Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Brentwood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,532 miles [2,465.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the North

Lake County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the North Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Brentwood
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the North Northeast

Lancaster County

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

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the East Northeast

Greenville County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the Northeast

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North Northeast

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the North

Knox County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the North Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the North Northeast

Williamson County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Brentwood, Chesapeake City   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the Northeast

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Brentwood, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Northeast

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Brentwood, Norfolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Brentwood, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the Northeast

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Houston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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 starting from Brentwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brentwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brentwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2505, Longitude: -85.4485     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brentwood 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 Brentwood 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 312.728 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.877 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.247 degrees.

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<7>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brentwood.



 
 
 

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