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Bush, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bush to Birmingham, 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 86 miles [138.4 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 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 6,562 miles [10,560.5 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 7,271 miles [11,701.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bush ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Bush.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Bush. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States and Canada - with 13 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

Barbour County

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

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Bush, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 66 miles [106.2 km] to the East Northeast

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Jefferson County

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


San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Bush, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km] to the West


Cook County

Our profile page for Bush, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the North

Williamson County

Our profile page for Bush, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Laurel County

Our profile page for Bush, Laurel County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Bush, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the Southwest

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Harford County

Our profile page for Bush, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the Northeast

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Simpson County

Our profile page for Bush, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Our profile page for Bush   [Map]
Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Marion County

Our profile page for Bush, 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.

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Aiken County

Our profile page for Bush, Aiken County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the East

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Thurston County

Our profile page for Bush, Thurston County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,086 miles [3,357.1 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bush. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4484, Longitude: -86.9830     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bush 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 Bush 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 313.781 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.399 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.384 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 Bush, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bush.


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