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Bristow, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Bristow to ...

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Bristow to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 583 miles [938.2 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 6,476 miles [10,422.1 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 7,185 miles [11,563.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,061 miles [8,144.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bristow ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Bristow.

While the name Bristow is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Indiana

Perry County

Our profile page for Bristow, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North

Iowa

Butler County

Our profile page for Bristow, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Osborne County

Our profile page for Bristow, Osborne County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Osborne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Warren County

Our profile page for Bristow, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Bristow, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the West

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Missouri

Vernon County

Our profile page for Bristow, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Boyd County

Our profile page for Bristow, Boyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

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

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Oklahoma

Creek County

Our profile page for Bristow, Creek County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Bristow, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Benton County

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

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Bristow, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the Northeast

Prince William County

Our profile page for Bristow, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Vernon County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bristow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1959, Longitude: -85.7777     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bristow 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 Bristow 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 313.099 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.714 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.734 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 Bristow, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bristow.



 
 
 

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