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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Andalusia [Map], which is the Seat of Covington County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brooks to Andalusia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,643 miles [10,690.9 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 7,343 miles [11,817.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,223 miles [8,405.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brooks ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Brooks.

While the name Brooks is unique within Alabama, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Brooks   [Map]
Distance: About 1,843 miles [2,966 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Grant County

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

Saline County

Our profile page for Brooks, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the Northwest

California

Yolo County

Our profile page for Brooks, Yolo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Brooks, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the Northeast

Wilkinson County

Our profile page for Brooks, Wilkinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Brooks, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Brooks, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the North

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Iowa

Adams County

Our profile page for Brooks, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Wilson County

Our profile page for Brooks, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Bullitt County

Our profile page for Brooks, Bullitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Pointe Coupee Parish

Our profile page for Brooks, Pointe Coupee Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Brooks, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,308 miles [2,105 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Brooks, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Bay County

Our profile page for Brooks, Bay County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the North

Menominee County

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

Newaygo County

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

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Minnesota

Polk County

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

Red Lake County

Our profile page for Brooks, Red Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Brooks, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Brooks, Fergus County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,617 miles [2,602.3 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

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

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Brooks, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Brooks, Clark County
This community is historic.
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Brooks, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,154 miles [3,466.5 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Jefferson County

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

Panola County

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

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Virginia

Stafford County

Our profile page for Brooks, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Summers County

Our profile page for Brooks, Summers County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Adams County

Our profile page for Brooks, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4818, Longitude: -86.6850     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooks 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 Brooks 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 313.463 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.761 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.665 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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<8>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 Brooks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brooks.



 
 
 

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