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Canebrake, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Canebrake to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 162 miles [260.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,747 miles [10,858.2 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 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,327 miles [8,573 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Canebrake ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Canebrake.

While the name Canebrake is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Canebrake, Kern County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the West Northwest

Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Canebrake, Concordia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the West Northwest

Tennessee

Rutherford County

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Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the North Northeast

West Virginia

McDowell County

Our profile page for Canebrake, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canebrake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6544, Longitude: -88.1944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canebrake 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 Canebrake 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 314.279 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.594 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.39 degrees.

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<7>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 Canebrake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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