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Crooked Creek, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Crooked Creek to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,532 miles [10,512.2 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 7,232 miles [11,638.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,111 miles [8,225.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crooked Creek ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Crooked Creek.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Crooked Creek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States and Canada - with 14 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

Our profile page for Crooked Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 3,701 miles [5,956.2 km] to the Northwest

Alberta

Our profile page for Crooked Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 2,213 miles [3,561.5 km] to the Northwest

Indiana

Steuben County

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

Kansas

Ford County

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

Jefferson County

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

McPherson County

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

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Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Crooked Creek, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the North Northeast

Pike County

Our profile page for Crooked Creek, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Missouri

Shelby County

Our profile page for Crooked Creek, Shelby County
Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Crooked Creek, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Crooked Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Huntingdon County

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

Tioga County

Our profile page for Crooked Creek, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Perry County

Our profile page for Crooked Creek, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the North Northwest

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West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Crooked Creek, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crooked Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6474, Longitude: -85.3572     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crooked Creek 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 Crooked Creek 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 312.766 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.115 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.917 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 Crooked Creek.



 
 
 

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