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Brookhurst, Alabama
(Madison County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 169 miles [272 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Brookhurst to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 599 miles [964 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 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 6,483 miles [10,433.4 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 7,196 miles [11,580.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brookhurst ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Brookhurst.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Brookhurst. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 5 communities in the United States - with 6 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

California

Orange County

Our profile page for Brookhurst, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,782 miles [2,867.9 km] to the West

Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Brookhurst, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the East Northeast

New Hampshire

Belknap County

Our profile page for Brookhurst, Belknap County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the Northeast

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Brookhurst, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Natrona County

Our profile page for Brookhurst, Natrona County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,189 miles [1,913.5 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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 that starts in Brookhurst. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brookhurst) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookhurst. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7831, Longitude: -86.6050     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookhurst 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 Brookhurst 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 313.627 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.406 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.937 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brookhurst.



 
 
 

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