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Browns Ferry, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Browns Ferry to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 Ferry 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 Ferry to:

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Browns Ferry to Moulton, 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 169 miles [272 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,508 miles [10,473.6 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 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Browns Ferry ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Browns Ferry.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Browns Ferry. 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

Arkansas

Garland County

Our profile page for Browns Ferry, Garland County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the West

Georgia

Camden County

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

Hart County

Our profile page for Browns Ferry, Hart County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the East

Mississippi

Tate County

Our profile page for Browns Ferry, Tate County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the West

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Browns Ferry, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the East

Georgetown County

Our profile page for Browns Ferry, Georgetown County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the East

Union County

Our profile page for Browns Ferry, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Browns Ferry, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the East Northeast

Hardin County

Our profile page for Browns Ferry, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 74 miles [119.1 km] to the West Northwest

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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 starts in Browns Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Browns Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browns Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7009, Longitude: -87.1242     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Browns Ferry 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 Ferry 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 313.94 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.755 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.171 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Browns Ferry.



 
 
 

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