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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Cherokee to Tuscumbia, 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 192 miles [309 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,540 miles [10,525.1 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 7,256 miles [11,677.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,132 miles [8,259.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cherokee ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Cherokee.

While the name Cherokee is unique within Alabama, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Butte County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Butte County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,865 miles [3,001.4 km] to the West Northwest

Nevada County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,839 miles [2,959.6 km] to the West Northwest

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Cherokee, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,852 miles [2,980.5 km] to the West Northwest

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,799 miles [2,895.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the East Southeast

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the East

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Iowa

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the West Northwest

Morris County

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

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the Northeast

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Maine

Aroostook County

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

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Mississippi

Lowndes County

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

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New York

New York County

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

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North Carolina

Swain County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Swain County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Logan County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Logan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Alfalfa County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Alfalfa County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Charleston County

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

Spartanburg County

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

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Tennessee

Grainger County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Northeast

Lauderdale County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Rusk County

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

San Saba County

Our profile page for Cherokee, San Saba County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Henry County

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

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Washington

Okanogan County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Okanogan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,861 miles [2,995 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

McDowell County

Our profile page for Cherokee, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Marathon County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Sweetwater County

Our profile page for Cherokee, Sweetwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Cherokee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cherokee) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cherokee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cherokee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherokee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7577, Longitude: -87.9670     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 314.461 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.365 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.511 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 Cherokee, 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 Cherokee.



 
 
 

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