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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Churntown 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 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 664 miles [1,068.6 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 6,544 miles [10,531.5 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Churntown ...

While the name Churntown is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Churntown, Shasta County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Churntown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4029, Longitude: -87.6653     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Churntown 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 Churntown 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 314.254 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.078 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.461 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 Churntown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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