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Brush Creek, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Marion [Map], which is the Seat of Perry County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brush Creek to Marion, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 76 miles [122.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,614 miles [10,644.2 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 7,322 miles [11,783.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,198 miles [8,365.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brush Creek ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Brush Creek.

While the name Brush Creek is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Grant County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the West Northwest

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,933 miles [3,110.9 km] to the West Northwest

Iowa

Fayette County

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

Kentucky

Rockcastle County

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

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Minnesota

Faribault County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Faribault County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Laclede County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Laclede County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Chatham County

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

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Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Delaware County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Beaver County

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

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Tennessee

Sequatchie County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Sequatchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the North Northeast

Smith County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the North Northeast

Williamson County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the North

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brush Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Perry County: www.perrycounty-al.org/

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 Brush Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brush Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brush Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7912, Longitude: -87.4636     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brush Creek 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 Brush Creek 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 314.025 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.591 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.711 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 Brush Creek.



 
 
 

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