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Crossville, Alabama
(Lamar County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Vernon [Map], which is the Seat of Lamar County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Crossville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,590 miles [10,605.6 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 7,303 miles [11,753 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crossville ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Crossville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Crossville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 2 communities in the United States - with 3 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

Illinois

White County

Our profile page for Crossville, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the North

Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Crossville, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crossville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7440, Longitude: -88.0022     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crossville 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 Crossville 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 314.418 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.177 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.737 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crossville.



 
 
 

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