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Brooksville, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Brooksville to Oneonta, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,507 miles [10,472 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 7,218 miles [11,616.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,094 miles [8,198 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brooksville ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Brooksville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Brooksville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States - with 10 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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Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Hernando County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Randolph County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the Southeast

Kentucky

Bracken County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Bracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the North Northeast

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Noxubee County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Oklahoma

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the West

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Coffee County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Coffee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 96 miles [154.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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 Brooksville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brooksville) 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 Brooksville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brooksville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooksville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1620, Longitude: -86.4755     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooksville 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 Brooksville 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 313.517 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.192 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.024 degrees.

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<7>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 Brooksville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brooksville.



 
 
 

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