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Bullock, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Luverne [Map], which is the Seat of Crenshaw County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bullock to Luverne, 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 55 miles [88.5 km] to the North (N). 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 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 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 6,619 miles [10,652.2 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 7,318 miles [11,777.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,197 miles [8,363.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bullock ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Bullock.

While the name Bullock is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Frederick County

Our profile page for Bullock, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Northeast


Alpena County

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


Tippah County

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

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Burlington County

Our profile page for Bullock, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Granville County

Our profile page for Bullock, Granville County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Bullock   [Map]
Distance: About 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Bullock, Greenwood County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the Northeast

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Eastland County

Our profile page for Bullock, Eastland County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the West

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Bullock, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bullock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5407, Longitude: -86.1786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bullock 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 Bullock 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 313.172 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.431 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.462 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 Bullock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bullock.


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