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Broadmoor, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Broadmoor to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,561 miles [10,558.9 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 7,270 miles [11,699.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,146 miles [8,281.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Broadmoor ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Broadmoor.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Broadmoor. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 20 communities in the United States and Canada - with 20 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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 AlaskaGeorgiaMarylandTexas
 British ColumbiaIllinoisNew MexicoVirginia
 CaliforniaIndianaSouth CarolinaWashington
 ColoradoLouisianaTennesseeWest Virginia

Alaska

Our profile page for Broadmoor   [Map]
Distance: About 3,304 miles [5,317.3 km] to the North Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Broadmoor   [Map]
Distance: About 2,139 miles [3,442.4 km] to the Northwest

California

San Mateo County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, San Mateo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

El Paso County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Marshall County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the North

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Broadmoor, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the Southwest

Lafayette Parish

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Lafayette Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the Southwest

Orleans Parish

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

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the Southwest

Terrebonne Parish

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Terrebonne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Chaves County

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

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Dyer County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Potter County

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

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Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Chesapeake City   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,073 miles [3,336.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Wood County

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

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broadmoor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4298, Longitude: -86.9375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Broadmoor 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 Broadmoor 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 313.752 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.363 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.37 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 Broadmoor.



 
 
 

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