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Broughton, Alabama

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

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

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Broughton to Wedowee, 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 74 miles [119.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 612 miles [984.9 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 6,510 miles [10,476.8 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 7,213 miles [11,608.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,091 miles [8,193.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Broughton ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Broughton.

While the name Broughton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Delta County

Our profile page for Broughton, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km] to the West Northwest


Jasper County

Our profile page for Broughton, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the East Northeast

Morgan County

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


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Broughton, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Clay County

Our profile page for Broughton, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Broughton   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,610 miles [2,591 km] to the Northeast

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Paulding County

Our profile page for Broughton, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the North

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Allegheny County

Our profile page for Broughton, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broughton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1826, Longitude: -85.4416     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Broughton 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 Broughton 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 312.846 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.282 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.831 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 Broughton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Broughton.


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