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Cedar Crest, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Cedar Crest 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 Cedar Crest 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 Crest to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Cedar Crest to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 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 6,556 miles [10,550.9 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 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cedar Crest ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Cedar Crest.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Cedar Crest. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States - 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

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Fresno County

Our profile page for Cedar Crest, Fresno County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,836 miles [2,954.8 km] to the West Northwest

Nevada County

Our profile page for Cedar Crest, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,934 miles [3,112.5 km] to the West Northwest


Pueblo County

Our profile page for Cedar Crest, Pueblo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the West Northwest


East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Cedar Crest, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Southwest

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Plymouth County

Our profile page for Cedar Crest, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the Northeast

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Franklin County

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

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New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Cedar Crest, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Bernalillo County

Our profile page for Cedar Crest, Bernalillo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Cedar Crest, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Mayes County

Our profile page for Cedar Crest, Mayes County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Dallas County

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

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Fairfax County

Our profile page for Cedar Crest, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 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 Crest. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cedar Crest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Crest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3993, Longitude: -86.7805     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Crest 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 Crest 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 313.656 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.247 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.313 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 Crest, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cedar Crest.


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