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Creola, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Creola to ...

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Creola to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 143 miles [230.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,728 miles [10,827.7 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 7,430 miles [11,957.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,309 miles [8,544 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Creola ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Creola.

While the name Creola is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Finney County

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


Grant Parish

Our profile page for Creola, Grant Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the West


Vinton County

Our profile page for Creola, Vinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the North Northeast


Grayson County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Creola. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Creola) 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 Creola. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Creola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Creola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8903, Longitude: -88.0101     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Creola 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 Creola 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 314.192 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.525 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.279 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 Creola.


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