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Cottondale, Alabama
(Houston County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Cottondale to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 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 7,295 miles [11,740.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,177 miles [8,331.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cottondale ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Cottondale.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Cottondale. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 5 communities in the United States - with 6 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

Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Cottondale, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Jackson County

Our profile page for Cottondale, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South

Georgia

Terrell County

Our profile page for Cottondale, Terrell County   [Map]
Distance: About 73 miles [117.5 km] to the Northeast

Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Cottondale, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Wise County

Our profile page for Cottondale, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the West Northwest

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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 stretches from Cottondale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cottondale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottondale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2052, Longitude: -85.3819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottondale 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 Cottondale 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 312.686 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.823 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.232 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cottondale.



 
 
 

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