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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Elba [Map], which is the Seat of Coffee County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Curtis 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 about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,625 miles [10,661.9 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 7,323 miles [11,785.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,203 miles [8,373.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Curtis ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Curtis.

While the name Curtis is unique within Alabama, we know of another 39 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Curtis, Yavapai County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Yavapai County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Curtis, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the West Northwest

Saline County

Our profile page for Curtis, Saline County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West Northwest

California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Curtis, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,077 miles [3,342.6 km] to the West Northwest

Yolo County

Our profile page for Curtis, Yolo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Yolo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Colorado

El Paso County

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

Pueblo County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Curtis, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km] to the Northwest

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Florida

Gilchrist County

Our profile page for Curtis, Gilchrist County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Curtis, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the North Northeast

Fannin County

Our profile page for Curtis, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Illinois

Menard County

Our profile page for Curtis, Menard County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Lake County

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

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Iowa

Johnson County

Our profile page for Curtis, Johnson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Metcalfe County

Our profile page for Curtis, Metcalfe County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Curtis, Bossier Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Curtis   [Map]
Distance: About 1,421 miles [2,286.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Emmet County

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

Mackinac County

Our profile page for Curtis, Mackinac County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km] to the North

Midland County

Our profile page for Curtis, Midland County   [Map]
Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Morrison County

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

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Mississippi

Jones County

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

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Montana

Carter County

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

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Nebraska

Frontier County

Our profile page for Curtis, Frontier County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Curtis, Lander County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,823 miles [2,933.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Curtis, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km] to the North Northeast

Steuben County

Our profile page for Curtis, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Woodward County

Our profile page for Curtis, Woodward County   [Map]
Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Curtis, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,178 miles [3,505.2 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Dallas County

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

Eastland County

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

Jasper County

Our profile page for Curtis, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Curtis, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,562 miles [2,513.8 km] to the West Northwest

Utah County

Our profile page for Curtis, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,548 miles [2,491.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Curtis, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northeast

Chesterfield County

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

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Washington

Lewis County

Our profile page for Curtis, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,215 miles [3,564.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Roane County

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

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Wyoming

Platte County

Our profile page for Curtis, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,270 miles [2,043.9 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Curtis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3977, Longitude: -86.1569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Curtis 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 Curtis 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 313.148 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.384 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.482 degrees.

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<7>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 Curtis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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