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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Elba [Map], which is the Seat of Coffee County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Central City to Elba, 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 79 miles [127.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,620 miles [10,653.9 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 7,317 miles [11,775.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,197 miles [8,363.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Central City ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Central City.

While the name Central City is unique within Alabama, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Garland County

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

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Central City, Sebastian County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Gilpin County

Our profile page for Central City, Gilpin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Liberty County

Our profile page for Central City, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Fulton County

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

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Illinois

Grundy County

Our profile page for Central City, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the North

Marion County

Our profile page for Central City, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for Central City, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Anderson County

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

Cherokee County

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

Decatur County

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

Lyon County

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

Nemaha County

Our profile page for Central City, Nemaha County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Muhlenberg County

Our profile page for Central City, Muhlenberg County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the North

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Missouri

Jasper County

Our profile page for Central City, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northwest

Putnam County

Our profile page for Central City, Putnam County
Although located in Putnam County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montana

Madison County

Our profile page for Central City, Madison County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,702 miles [2,739.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Merrick County

Our profile page for Central City, Merrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

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

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Ohio

Licking County

Our profile page for Central City, Licking County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Central City, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the North Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Central City, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the North Northeast

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South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Central City, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,326 miles [2,134 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2432, Longitude: -85.8849     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Central City 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 Central City 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 312.979 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.167 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.411 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 Central City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Central City.



 
 
 

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