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Chickasaw, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Chickasaw 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 city such as Chickasaw to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 152 miles [244.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Chickasaw to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,737 miles [10,842.2 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 7,438 miles [11,970.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,317 miles [8,556.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chickasaw ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Chickasaw.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Chickasaw. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States - with 10 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

Colbert County

Our profile page for Chickasaw, Colbert County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the North

Walker County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Chickasaw, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the North

Iowa

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Chickasaw, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Coffey County

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

Louisiana

La Salle Parish

Our profile page for Chickasaw, La Salle Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the West Northwest

West Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Chickasaw, West Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Chickasaw County

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

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Ohio

Mercer County

Our profile page for Chickasaw, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chickasaw: www.ci.chickasaw.al.us/

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.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 starting from Chickasaw. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chickasaw) 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 Chickasaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chickasaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chickasaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7714, Longitude: -88.0791     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw 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 314.222 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.543 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.326 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 Chickasaw, 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 Chickasaw.



 
 
 

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