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Crews, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Vernon [Map], which is the Seat of Lamar County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Crews to Vernon, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,585 miles [10,597.5 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 7,299 miles [11,746.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,175 miles [8,328.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crews ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Crews.

While the name Crews is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


El Paso County

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


Winn Parish

Our profile page for Crews, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the West Southwest


Tunica County

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


Gregg County

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

Runnels County

Our profile page for Crews, Runnels County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crews. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9132, Longitude: -88.0806     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crews 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 Crews 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 314.478 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.269 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.735 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 Crews.


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