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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Crosby to Dothan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). 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 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 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 7,288 miles [11,728.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,171 miles [8,321.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crosby ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Crosby.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Crosby. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States and Canada - with 22 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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Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Crosby, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Northwest

Kentucky

Bell County

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

Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Crosby, Concordia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the West

Maryland

Kent County

Our profile page for Crosby, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Kent County

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

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Minnesota

Crow Wing County

Our profile page for Crosby, Crow Wing County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,167 miles [1,878.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Amite County

Our profile page for Crosby, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Crosby, Clark County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Yates County

Our profile page for Crosby, Yates County   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the North Northeast

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North Dakota

Divide County

Our profile page for Crosby, Divide County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,557 miles [2,505.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Crosby, Hamilton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Crosby   [Map]
Distance: About 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

McKean County

Our profile page for Crosby, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for Crosby, Abbeville County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Cocke County

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

Grainger County

Our profile page for Crosby, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Crosby, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the West

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Crosby, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Campbell County

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

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Crosby, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,287 miles [3,680.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Clay County

Our profile page for Crosby, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Wyoming

Hot Springs County

Our profile page for Crosby, Hot Springs County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hot Springs County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Crosby. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crosby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0388, Longitude: -85.0863     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crosby 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 Crosby 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 312.505 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.59 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.157 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 Crosby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crosby.



 
 
 

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