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Cross Creek, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Cross Creek 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 Cross 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 Cross Creek to:

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the North (N).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Cross Creek to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,587 miles [10,600.7 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 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,167 miles [8,315.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cross Creek ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Cross Creek.

While the name Cross Creek is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Tulare County

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

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Cross Creek, Arapahoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Cross Creek, Alachua County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Cross Creek, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Cross Creek, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Cross Creek, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the Northeast

Paulding County

Our profile page for Cross Creek, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the Northeast

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Kansas

Pottawatomie County

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

Shawnee County

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

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Cross Creek, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Cross Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 1,416 miles [2,278.8 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Cross Creek, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Cross Creek, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the North Northeast

Williamson County

Our profile page for Cross Creek, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the North

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West Virginia

Brooke County

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.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 Cross Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cross Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cross Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3029, Longitude: -86.2705     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cross 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 Cross 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 313.28 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.662 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.342 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 Cross Creek.



 
 
 

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