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Cedar Bluff, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Cedar Bluff 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 town such as Cedar Bluff to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Cedar Bluff to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 573 miles [922.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,468 miles [10,409.2 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 7,176 miles [11,548.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,052 miles [8,130.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cedar Bluff ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Cedar Bluff.

While the name Cedar Bluff 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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Georgia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the East

Illinois

Pope County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Pope County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Pope County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Iowa

Cedar County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Cedar County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Ellsworth County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Ellsworth County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Ellsworth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rooks County

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

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Kentucky

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Allegan County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Clay County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the Northwest

Texas County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the Northeast

Macon County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the North

Sevier County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Northeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the Northeast

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Cedar Bluff, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Bluff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2195, Longitude: -85.5922     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Bluff 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 Cedar Bluff 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 312.989 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.591 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.654 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 Cedar Bluff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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