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Brookside, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brookside 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 96 miles [154.5 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 657 miles [1,057.3 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 6,550 miles [10,541.2 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brookside ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Brookside.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Brookside. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 46 communities in the United States and Canada - with 45 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Marion County

Our profile page for Brookside, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 54 miles [86.9 km] to the West Northwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Brookside, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 46 miles [74 km] to the Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 DelawareMichiganNova ScotiaUtah
 FloridaMississippiOhioVermont
 IllinoisMissouriOklahomaVirginia
 IowaMontanaOntarioWest Virginia
 KentuckyNew JerseyPennsylvaniaWisconsin

California

San Bernardino County

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

Colorado

Fremont County

Our profile page for Brookside, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Brookside, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Brookside, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Southeast

Indian River County

Our profile page for Brookside, Indian River County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Kane County

Our profile page for Brookside, Kane County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North

Will County

Our profile page for Brookside, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the North

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Iowa

Black Hawk County

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

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Kentucky

Harlan County

Our profile page for Brookside, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Brookside, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Brookside, Berkshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the Northeast

Middlesex County

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

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Michigan

Grand Traverse County

Our profile page for Brookside, Grand Traverse County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the North

Muskegon County

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

Newaygo County

Our profile page for Brookside, Newaygo County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Amite County

Our profile page for Brookside, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Cape Girardeau County

Our profile page for Brookside, Cape Girardeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Phillips County

Our profile page for Brookside, Phillips County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Brookside, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Brookside   [Map]
Distance: About 1,914 miles [3,080.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Watauga County

Our profile page for Brookside, Watauga County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the East Northeast

Wayne County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Brookside   [Map]
Distance: About 1,445 miles [2,325.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Brookside, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Tulsa County

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

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Brookside, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the Northeast

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Brookside, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast

Dauphin County

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

Erie County

Our profile page for Brookside, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the North Northeast

Franklin County

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

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Brookside, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Northeast

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Brookside, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the Northeast

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Brookside, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Brookside, York County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in York 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 Brookside, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Northeast

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Brookside, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for Brookside, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the Northeast

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Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Brookside, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,520 miles [2,446.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Chittenden County

Our profile page for Brookside, Chittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the Northeast

Windham County

Our profile page for Brookside, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Page County

Our profile page for Brookside, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Brookside, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Brookside, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Adams County

Our profile page for Brookside, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the North

Oconto County

Our profile page for Brookside, Oconto County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the North

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookside. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Brookside. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brookside) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brookside. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brookside

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6381, Longitude: -86.9011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookside 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 Brookside 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 313.743 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.381 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.311 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 Brookside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brookside.



 
 
 

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