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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Craig to Oneonta, 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 122 miles [196.3 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,507 miles [10,472 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 7,218 miles [11,616.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,094 miles [8,198 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Craig ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Craig.

While the name Craig is unique within Alabama, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

Our profile page for Craig   [Map]
Distance: About 2,650 miles [4,264.8 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Craig, Yavapai County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Yavapai County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Craig, Butte County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,954 miles [3,144.7 km] to the West Northwest

Modoc County

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

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Colorado

Moffat County

Our profile page for Craig, Moffat County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Monroe County

Our profile page for Craig, Monroe County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Gwinnett County

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

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Illinois

Perry County

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

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Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Craig, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the North

Switzerland County

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

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Iowa

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Craig, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Craig, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the Northwest

Osage County

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

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Michigan

Houghton County

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

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Mississippi

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Craig, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the West Southwest

Yazoo County

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

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Missouri

Holt County

Our profile page for Craig, Holt County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Craig, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,598 miles [2,571.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Burt County

Our profile page for Craig, Burt County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Craig   [Map]
Distance: About 1,410 miles [2,269.2 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Socorro County

Our profile page for Craig, Socorro County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the West

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North Carolina

McDowell County

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

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Craig, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

McCurtain County

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

Pittsburg County

Our profile page for Craig, Pittsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Craig, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Rusk County

Our profile page for Craig, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Henry County

Our profile page for Craig, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the East Northeast

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About Blount County

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The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Craig. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Craig) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Craig. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Craig

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Craig. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1220, Longitude: -86.4375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Craig 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 Craig 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 313.492 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.158 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.018 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 Craig, 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 Craig.



 
 
 

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