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Center Point, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Center Point to Grove Hill, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,686 miles [10,760.1 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 7,391 miles [11,894.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,269 miles [8,479.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Center Point ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Center Point.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Center Point. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States - with 42 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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Center Point, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Center Point, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the East


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Clark County

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

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Center Point, Faulkner County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the Northwest

Howard County

Our profile page for Center Point, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the West Northwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Center Point, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the West Northwest

Prairie County

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

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Georgia

Carroll County

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

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Indiana

Clay County

Our profile page for Center Point, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for Center Point, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Monroe County

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

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Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish

Our profile page for Center Point, Avoyelles Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the West

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Center Point, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Center Point, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the West

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Center Point, Noxubee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the North Northwest

Tallahatchie County

Our profile page for Center Point, Tallahatchie County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for Center Point, Atchison County
Although located in Atchison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Linn County

Our profile page for Center Point, Linn County
Although located in Linn County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Newton County

Our profile page for Center Point, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Center Point, Roosevelt County
This community is historic.
Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Latimer County

Our profile page for Center Point, Latimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

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

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South Dakota

Turner County

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

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Tennessee

Chester County

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

Hardeman County

Our profile page for Center Point, Hardeman County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the North Northwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Center Point, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the North

Sequatchie County

Our profile page for Center Point, Sequatchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the North Northeast

Shelby County

Our profile page for Center Point, Shelby County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the North Northwest

Stewart County

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

White County

Our profile page for Center Point, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Camp County

Our profile page for Center Point, Camp County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the West Northwest

Ellis County

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

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Center Point, Hopkins County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hopkins County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Howard County

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

Hunt County

Our profile page for Center Point, Hunt County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the West Northwest

Kerr County

Our profile page for Center Point, Kerr County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the West

Panola County

Our profile page for Center Point, Panola County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the West

Parker County

Our profile page for Center Point, Parker County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the West

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Center Point, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the West

Trinity County

Our profile page for Center Point, Trinity County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the West

Upshur County

Our profile page for Center Point, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Doddridge County

Our profile page for Center Point, Doddridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7885, Longitude: -88.0300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Center Point 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 Center Point 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 314.285 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.755 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.126 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 Center Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Center Point.



 
 
 

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