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Bryan, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bryan to Jasper, 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 103 miles [165.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bryan ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Bryan.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Scott County

Our profile page for Bryan, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Marshall County

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

Kentucky

Russell County

Our profile page for Bryan, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the North Northeast

Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Bryan, Bienville Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Mackinac County

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

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New Mexico

Grant County

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

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North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Bryan, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Williams County

Our profile page for Bryan, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Osage County

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

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Bryan, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

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

Greene County

Our profile page for Bryan, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Brazos County

Our profile page for Bryan, Brazos County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the West Southwest

Wise County

Our profile page for Bryan, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Marion County

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

Mason County

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

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Wyoming

Sweetwater County

Our profile page for Bryan, Sweetwater County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,346 miles [2,166.2 km] to the West Northwest

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bryan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6996, Longitude: -87.0478     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bryan 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 Bryan 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 313.836 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.497 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.357 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 Bryan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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