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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Cornwall to ...

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Cornwall to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 572 miles [920.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,467 miles [10,407.6 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 7,175 miles [11,547 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,051 miles [8,128.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cornwall ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Cornwall.

While the name Cornwall is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Cornwall, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Cornwall, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the Northeast

Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Cornwall, Latah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,838 miles [2,958 km] to the Northwest

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Cornwall, Shoshone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,809 miles [2,911.3 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Cornwall, Cherokee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Cherokee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Missouri

Madison County

Our profile page for Cornwall, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Cornwall, 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.

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North Carolina

Granville County

Our profile page for Cornwall, Granville County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Cornwall   [Map]
Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Cornwall, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Cornwall   [Map]
Distance: About 1,432 miles [2,304.6 km] to the Northeast

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Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Cornwall, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Cornwall, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Whatcom County

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

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cornwall. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2348, Longitude: -85.5889     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cornwall 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 Cornwall 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 312.987 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.591 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.649 degrees.

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<7>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 Cornwall.



 
 
 

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