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Browntown, Alabama
(Autauga County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Prattville [Map], which is the Seat of Autauga County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Browntown to Prattville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,586 miles [10,599.1 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 7,290 miles [11,732.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Browntown ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Browntown.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Browntown. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 20 communities in the United States - with 22 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Browntown, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the North Northeast

Walker County

Our profile page for Browntown, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the North Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Jackson County

Our profile page for Browntown, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Brantley County

Our profile page for Browntown, Brantley County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East Southeast

Glynn County

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

New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Browntown, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Browntown, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Brown County

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

Meigs County

Our profile page for Browntown, Meigs County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Josephine County

Our profile page for Browntown, Josephine County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,111 miles [3,397.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Browntown, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the Northeast

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Browntown, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the Northeast

Northampton County

Our profile page for Browntown, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Browntown, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the North Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Browntown, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Browntown, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the North Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Browntown, Wayne County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Browntown, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the Northeast

Amherst County

Our profile page for Browntown, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the Northeast

Campbell County

Our profile page for Browntown, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Browntown, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Green County

Our profile page for Browntown, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the North 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Browntown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Browntown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browntown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6112, Longitude: -86.5911     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Browntown 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 Browntown 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 313.491 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.948 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.403 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 Browntown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Browntown.



 
 
 

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