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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cecil to Montgomery, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,576 miles [10,583 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 7,277 miles [11,711.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,156 miles [8,297.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cecil ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Cecil.

While the name Cecil is unique within Alabama, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Cecil, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Berrien County

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

Cook County

Our profile page for Cecil, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the East Southeast

Kansas

Labette County

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

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Kentucky

McCracken County

Our profile page for Cecil, McCracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Union Parish

Our profile page for Cecil, Union Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the West

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Michigan

Emmet County

Our profile page for Cecil, Emmet County   [Map]
Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Attala County

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

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Missouri

Jackson County

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

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Montana

Richland County

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

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Cecil, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Haywood County

Our profile page for Cecil, Haywood County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Towner County

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

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Ohio

Paulding County

Our profile page for Cecil, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the North

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Oregon

Morrow County

Our profile page for Cecil, Morrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,021 miles [3,252.5 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Cecil, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Washington County

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

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West Virginia

Taylor County

Our profile page for Cecil, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Shawano County

Our profile page for Cecil, Shawano County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the North

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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' distance that starts in Cecil. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cecil) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cecil. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cecil

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cecil. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3026, Longitude: -86.0086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cecil 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 Cecil 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 313.126 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.484 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.241 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 Cecil, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cecil.



 
 
 

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