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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Central 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 Central 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 to:

  • Cullman [Map], which is the Seat of Cullman County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Central to Cullman, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,526 miles [10,502.6 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 7,238 miles [11,648.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,114 miles [8,230.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Central ...

We have found 55 communities that share the name Central.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Central. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 53 communities in the United States and Canada - with 54 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

Elmore County

Our profile page for Central, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the South Southeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Central, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 75 miles [120.7 km] to the East Northeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

Our profile page for Central   [Map]
Distance: About 3,178 miles [5,114.5 km] to the North Northwest

Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Central, Graham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,311 miles [2,109.8 km] to the West

Arkansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Central, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the West

Cross County

Our profile page for Central, Cross County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the West Northwest

Hot Spring County

Our profile page for Central, Hot Spring County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the West

Sebastian County

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

Sevier County

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

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California

Yolo County

Our profile page for Central, Yolo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,933 miles [3,110.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

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

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Idaho

Caribou County

Our profile page for Central, Caribou County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,454 miles [2,340 km] to the West Northwest

Owyhee County

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

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Illinois

Kendall County

Our profile page for Central, Kendall County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the North

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Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Central, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the North

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Central, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Scott County

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

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Kansas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Central, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Central, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the Southwest

Saint James Parish

Our profile page for Central, Saint James Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the Southwest

Terrebonne Parish

Our profile page for Central, Terrebonne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Southwest

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Massachusetts

Suffolk County

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

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Michigan

Keweenaw County

Our profile page for Central, Keweenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Koochiching County

Our profile page for Central, Koochiching County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

George County

Our profile page for Central, George County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Central, 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.

Madison County

Our profile page for Central, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the Northwest

Saint Louis City

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

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Central, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,691 miles [2,721.4 km] to the West Northwest

Pershing County

Our profile page for Central, Pershing County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,753 miles [2,821.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Essex County

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

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New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Central, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,219 miles [1,961.8 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Iredell County

Our profile page for Central, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Central   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Central, Linn County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,028 miles [3,263.7 km] to the West Northwest

Multnomah County

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Columbia County

Our profile page for Central, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Central, 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.

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Central, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Central, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Carter County

Our profile page for Central, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the East Northeast

Gibson County

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

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Central, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the Northwest

Obion County

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

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Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Central, Angelina County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the West Southwest

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Central, 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.

Tarrant County

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

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Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Central, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,501 miles [2,415.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Arlington County

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

Richmond City

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

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Washington

Yakima County

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

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West Virginia

Doddridge County

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

Fayette County

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

Wood County

Our profile page for Central, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2248, Longitude: -87.0092     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Central 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 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 313.843 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.578 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.228 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Central.



 
 
 

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