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Cochrane, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cochrane to Carrollton, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,633 miles [10,674.8 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 7,344 miles [11,819 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,220 miles [8,400.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cochrane ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Cochrane.

While the name Cochrane is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Alberta

Our profile page for Cochrane   [Map]
Distance: About 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km] to the Northwest

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Cochrane, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,881 miles [3,027.2 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Cochrane, Leavenworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northwest

Ontario

Our profile page for Cochrane   [Map]
Distance: About 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Cochrane, Polk County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Cochrane, Buffalo County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the North Northwest

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

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' distance that stretches from Cochrane. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cochrane) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cochrane. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0654, Longitude: -88.2511     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cochrane 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 Cochrane 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 314.521 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.203 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.973 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 Cochrane, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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