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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Brookhaven 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 6 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 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,597 miles [10,616.8 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 7,307 miles [11,759.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,183 miles [8,341.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brookhaven ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Brookhaven.

While the name Brookhaven is unique within Alabama, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the East

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the East Northeast

Fulton County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the East Northeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Whiteside County

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

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Indiana

Grant County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the North

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Kansas

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

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

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Mississippi

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the West Southwest

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New York

Chemung County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Chemung County   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Lee County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the East Northeast

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the West

Harris County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

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

Richmond City

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

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookhaven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1840, Longitude: -87.5222     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven 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 314.088 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.718 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.655 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 Brookhaven.



 
 
 

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