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Copeland, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 174 miles [280 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Copeland to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about 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 609 miles [980.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,490 miles [10,444.6 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 7,204 miles [11,593.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,079 miles [8,173.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Copeland ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Copeland.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Copeland. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 21 communities in the United States and Canada - with 21 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Copeland, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the West Northwest

California

Tehama County

Our profile page for Copeland, Tehama County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,951 miles [3,139.8 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Collier County

Our profile page for Copeland, Collier County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Dodge County

Our profile page for Copeland, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the Southeast

Harris County

Our profile page for Copeland, Harris County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the Southeast

Telfair County

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

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Idaho

Boundary County

Our profile page for Copeland, Boundary County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Gray County

Our profile page for Copeland, Gray County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the West Northwest

Thomas County

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

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Maryland

Kent County

Our profile page for Copeland, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Copeland, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Surry County

Our profile page for Copeland, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the East Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Copeland, 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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Ohio

Lucas County

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

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Oklahoma

Delaware County

Our profile page for Copeland, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Copeland   [Map]
Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

McNairy County

Our profile page for Copeland, McNairy County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Copeland, Montgomery County
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Smith County

Our profile page for Copeland, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Bath County

Our profile page for Copeland, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Copeland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8348, Longitude: -86.8319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Copeland 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 Copeland 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 313.768 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.576 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.02 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 Copeland, 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 Copeland.



 
 
 

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