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Cromwell, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Butler [Map], which is the Seat of Choctaw County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cromwell to Butler, 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 117 miles [188.3 km] to the East (E). 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 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,675 miles [10,742.4 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 7,383 miles [11,881.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,259 miles [8,463.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cromwell ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Cromwell.

While the name Cromwell is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Middlesex County

Our profile page for Cromwell, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the Northeast


Noble County

Our profile page for Cromwell, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the North Northeast


Union County

Our profile page for Cromwell, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the North Northwest


Washington County

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

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Ohio County

Our profile page for Cromwell, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Our profile page for Cromwell   [Map]
Distance: About 1,305 miles [2,100.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Cromwell, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the Northeast

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Carlton County

Our profile page for Cromwell, Carlton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Burleigh County

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

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Seminole County

Our profile page for Cromwell, Seminole County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Fauquier County

Our profile page for Cromwell, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Northeast

Norfolk City

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

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Pierce County

Our profile page for Cromwell, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,074 miles [3,337.8 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cromwell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2288, Longitude: -88.2745     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cromwell 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 Cromwell 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 314.469 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.028 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.141 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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<8>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 Cromwell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cromwell.


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