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Cobb Town, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Cobb Town to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 611 miles [983.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,507 miles [10,472 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 7,214 miles [11,609.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,091 miles [8,193.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cobb Town ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

North Carolina

Edgecombe County

Our profile page for Cobb Town, Edgecombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.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 stretches from Cobb Town. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cobb Town) 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 Cobb Town. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cobb Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cobb Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6411, Longitude: -85.8851     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cobb Town 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 Cobb Town 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 313.134 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.678 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.903 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cobb Town.



 
 
 

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