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Cherry Creek, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Cherry Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Cherry Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 169 miles [272 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Cherry Creek to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 600 miles [965.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,483 miles [10,433.4 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 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cherry Creek ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Cherry Creek.

While the name Cherry Creek is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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British Columbia

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

Colorado

Denver County

Our profile page for Cherry Creek, Denver County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Cherry Creek, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the South Southeast

Idaho

Oneida County

Our profile page for Cherry Creek, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,467 miles [2,360.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Cherry Creek, 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.

Woodson County

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

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Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Cherry Creek, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the West

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Nevada

Pershing County

Our profile page for Cherry Creek, Pershing County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,745 miles [2,808.3 km] to the West Northwest

White Pine County

Our profile page for Cherry Creek, White Pine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,584 miles [2,549.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Ziebach County

Our profile page for Cherry Creek, Ziebach County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

White County

Our profile page for Cherry Creek, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Cherry Creek, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherry Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7834, Longitude: -86.6192     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherry Creek 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 Cherry Creek 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 313.636 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.416 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.943 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 Cherry Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cherry Creek.



 
 
 

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