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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Crest 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 5 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 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,556 miles [10,550.9 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 7,265 miles [11,691.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crest ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Crest.

While the name Crest is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Boone County

Our profile page for Crest, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the West Northwest

California

Lassen County

Our profile page for Crest, Lassen County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,902 miles [3,061 km] to the West Northwest

San Diego County

Our profile page for Crest, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,731 miles [2,785.8 km] to the West

Colorado

Weld County

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

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Georgia

Upson County

Our profile page for Crest, Upson County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Kentucky

Hardin County

Our profile page for Crest, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the North

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Missouri

Benton County

Our profile page for Crest, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Crest   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Montague County

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

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Virginia

Stafford County

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

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Crest, Whitman County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Whitman 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 Crest. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4362, Longitude: -86.8300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crest 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 Crest 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 313.688 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.289 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.325 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 Crest.



 
 
 

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