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Coldwater, Alabama
(Talladega County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Talladega [Map], which is the Seat of Talladega County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Coldwater to Talladega, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 615 miles [989.7 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 6,511 miles [10,478.4 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 7,218 miles [11,616.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,095 miles [8,199.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Coldwater ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Coldwater.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Coldwater. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States and Canada - with 23 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

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Cleburne County   [Map]
Distance: About 29 miles [46.7 km] to the East Northeast

Covington County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the South Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Maricopa County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Maricopa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Cross County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Cross County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Santa Rosa County

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

Georgia

Elbert County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Elbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Iowa

Cerro Gordo County

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

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Kansas

Comanche County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Calloway County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Calloway County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Coldwater, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Branch County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Branch County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the West Southwest

Tate County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Tate County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Wayne County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the North Northeast

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North Dakota

McIntosh County

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

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Ohio

Mercer County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the North

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Ontario

Our profile page for Coldwater   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Cannon County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Cannon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the North

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Dallam County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Dallam County   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the West Northwest

Sherman County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Sherman County
This community is historic.
Although located in Sherman County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

King and Queen County

Our profile page for Coldwater, King and Queen County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Doddridge County

Our profile page for Coldwater, Doddridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coldwater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5862, Longitude: -85.9183     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coldwater 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 Coldwater 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 313.151 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.69 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.929 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 Coldwater, 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 Coldwater.



 
 
 

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