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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From College Park to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as College Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from College Park to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,597 miles [10,616.8 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 7,297 miles [11,743.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named College Park ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name College Park.

While the name College Park is unique within Alabama, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for College Park, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,523 miles [2,451 km] to the West Northwest

Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for College Park, Jefferson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the West Northwest

California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for College Park, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,064 miles [3,321.7 km] to the West Northwest

Ventura County

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

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for College Park, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for College Park, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the Southeast

Duval County

Our profile page for College Park, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Southeast

Orange County

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

Saint Johns County

Our profile page for College Park, Saint Johns County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for College Park, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the North Northeast

Glynn County

Our profile page for College Park, Glynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East

Habersham County

Our profile page for College Park, Habersham County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Kane County

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

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for College Park, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for College Park, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Wayne County

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

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New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for College Park, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for College Park, Craven County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the East Northeast

Guilford County

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

Onslow County

Our profile page for College Park, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

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

Union County

Our profile page for College Park, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for College Park, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the East Northeast

Cherokee County

Our profile page for College Park, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the Northeast

Florence County

Our profile page for College Park, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the East Northeast

Horry County

Our profile page for College Park, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Carter County

Our profile page for College Park, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Alexandria City

Our profile page for College Park, Alexandria City   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northeast

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for College Park, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for College Park, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northeast

Lynchburg City

Our profile page for College Park, Lynchburg City   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the Northeast

Newport News City

Our profile page for College Park, Newport News City   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast

Radford City

Our profile page for College Park, Radford City   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the Northeast

Staunton City

Our profile page for College Park, Staunton City   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk City

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

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for College Park, Virginia Beach City   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in College Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8102, Longitude: -85.9775     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for College Park 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 College Park 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 313.074 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.355 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.331 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 College Park, 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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