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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ashland [Map], which is the Seat of Clay County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brownsville to Ashland, 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 55 miles [88.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,538 miles [10,521.9 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 7,243 miles [11,656.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,121 miles [8,241.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brownsville ...

We have found 57 communities that share the name Brownsville.

While the name Brownsville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 57 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Cleburne County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the West Northwest

Logan County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the West Northwest

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Lonoke County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Brownsville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,934 miles [3,112.5 km] to the Northwest

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California

Yuba County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Yuba County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,995 miles [3,210.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Escambia County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the South Southwest

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Monroe County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Monroe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Monroe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Paulding County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 87 miles [140 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

White County

Our profile page for Brownsville, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Union County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Poweshiek County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Poweshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Chautauqua County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Brownsville, 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.

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Kentucky

Edmonson County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Edmonson County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the North

Fulton County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Brownsville, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the West

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the Northeast

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Queen Anne's County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Houston County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Kings County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Kings County   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the Northeast

Ontario County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Ontario County   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Granville County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Brownsville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,520 miles [2,446.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Belmont County
This community is historic.
Although located in Belmont County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Harrison County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Harrison County
This community is historic.
Although located in Harrison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Licking County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Licking County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the North Northeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North Northeast

Ross County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the North Northeast

Summit County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Summit County
This community is historic.
Although located in Summit County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Brownsville   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the North Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast

Huntingdon County

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

Schuylkill County

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

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the East

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Lawrence County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Haywood County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the Northwest

Houston County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Cameron County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the Northeast

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Northeast

Northampton County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Northampton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,142 miles [3,447.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the Northeast

Lewis County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Dodge County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Fremont County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1260, Longitude: -86.0472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brownsville 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 Brownsville 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 313.201 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.684 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.081 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 Brownsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Brownsville.



 
 
 

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