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Cottage Grove, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Rockford [Map], which is the Seat of Coosa County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Cottage Grove 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 657 miles [1,057.3 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 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,554 miles [10,547.6 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 7,258 miles [11,680.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cottage Grove ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Cottage Grove.

While the name Cottage Grove is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Cottage Grove, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,123 miles [3,416.6 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Cottage Grove, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the Northeast

Illinois

Cook County

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

Saline County

Our profile page for Cottage Grove, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Union County

Our profile page for Cottage Grove, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North

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Iowa

Polk County

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

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Kansas

Allen County

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

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Maryland

Somerset County

Our profile page for Cottage Grove, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Roscommon County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Cottage Grove, 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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Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Cottage Grove, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Richardson County

Our profile page for Cottage Grove, Richardson County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Richardson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Summit County

Our profile page for Cottage Grove, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Cottage Grove, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,117 miles [3,407 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Cottage Grove, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Henry County

Our profile page for Cottage Grove, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Cottage Grove, Dane County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottage Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8557, Longitude: -86.1225     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove 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 313.229 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.679 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.168 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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<8>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 Cottage Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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