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Browns Corner, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Browns Corner to Huntsville, 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 180 miles [289.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 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 6,480 miles [10,428.5 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 7,194 miles [11,577.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,070 miles [8,159.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Browns Corner ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Browns Corner.

While the name Browns Corner is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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California

Yolo County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Yolo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Larimer County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Larimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the Northeast

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Indiana

Huntington County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Huntington County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the North

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km] to the Northeast

Waldo County

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

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Maryland

Montgomery County

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Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the East Northeast

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Queen Anne's County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the Northeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Browns Corner   [Map]
Distance: About 1,301 miles [2,093.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the East Northeast

New Kent County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, New Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the East Northeast

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browns Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9329, Longitude: -86.7136     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Browns Corner 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 Browns Corner 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 313.701 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.512 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.948 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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