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Copeland, Alabama
(Washington County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Copeland 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 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:

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Copeland to Chatom, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,713 miles [10,803.5 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 7,419 miles [11,939.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,296 miles [8,523.1 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 373 miles [600.3 km] to the Northwest

California

Tehama County

Our profile page for Copeland, Tehama County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,959 miles [3,152.7 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Collier County

Our profile page for Copeland, Collier County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Dodge County

Our profile page for Copeland, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the East

Harris County

Our profile page for Copeland, Harris County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the East Northeast

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 1,880 miles [3,025.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Gray County

Our profile page for Copeland, Gray County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the 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 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Copeland, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the North Northwest

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North Carolina

Surry County

Our profile page for Copeland, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the 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 507 miles [815.9 km] to the 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 1,605 miles [2,583 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 256 miles [412 km] to the North

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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 404 miles [650.2 km] to the West

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Virginia

Bath County

Our profile page for Copeland, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northeast

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Washington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

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 starts in 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: 31.5602, Longitude: -88.4192     [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 314.498 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.971 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.319 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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