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Crossroad, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Crossroad to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Crossroad to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Crossroad to Scottsboro, 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 149 miles [239.8 km] to the South (S). 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 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,473 miles [10,417.3 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 7,184 miles [11,561.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,060 miles [8,143.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crossroad ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Crossroad.

While the name Crossroad is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Crossroad, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the West Southwest

Newton County

Our profile page for Crossroad, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the West Northwest

Prairie County

Our profile page for Crossroad, Prairie County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the West

Kentucky

Logan County

Our profile page for Crossroad, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Leake County

Our profile page for Crossroad, Leake County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the West Southwest

Tate County

Our profile page for Crossroad, Tate County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 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 starting from Crossroad. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Crossroad) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crossroad. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5056, Longitude: -86.0503     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crossroad 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 Crossroad 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 313.277 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.964 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.773 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crossroad.



 
 
 

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